"Never underestimate how extraordinarily difficult it is to understand a situation from another person's point of view."
I loved this book. Yet despite the above quote, I can understand those who don't.
It is written in a Victorian style, so if you don't enjoy books like Dickens you probably won't like this. It is a slow-burner with lots of different strands that come together, so if you like fast, action-packed reads you probably won't enjoy this. It is lyrical and requires concentration, so if you are looking for an easy, beach-read this is probably not the book for you.
I loved it. And as I sat reading it in the hot, Hawkes Bay sunshine it made me homesick for the wild and wet West Coast.