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The Accursed - Joyce Carol Oates What did I just read?

I think it's safe to say that this is NOT my cup of tea. I did not get on well with this book at all.

I'll be honest and say that this could very well be your cup of tea. I just didn't like the writing style.

I couldn't grow any relationship with any of the characters - and without any relationship between me (the reader) and the characters, I found the book rather dull. When you don't (can't?) care for a character (or any at all) I find it very hard to engage with a book.

Combine this with the disjointed narrative and I was sat frowning at the end, thinking "what have I just read?" The story didn't seem to flow right. I couldn't get in to the rhythm of the writing and was easily distracted from it. Which made for a pretty un-enjoyable read for me.

I suppose there is a slight element of mystery to this (as well as the fantasy), but it wasn't strong enough to grab me.

It could just be me - and I think it is a personal preference thing with the writing style. But sometimes the style is the most important part of the book and it just didn't work for me.

Thanks to Harper Collins via NetGalley for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.