Originally Posted by jehane
Anyone here read The Rook by Daniel O'Malley? It's been recommended to me by a friend (disclaimer: said friend's girlfriend is a friend of the author). Seems to be quite a few good reviews around the net, but I'd be interested in hearing what other people liked or didn't like about it. My library has 9 people on the waitlist ahead of me, but there are loads of copies so I should get it in about a month. My friend's copy is doing the rounds in another state.
It is a shallow, occassionally fun read. I liked the initial setup (memory/identity loss) and the basic idea but it was not a page-turner. - The characters stayed too thin to make me care about them, and the plot is not thrilling enough to make one keep on reading.
A bit like Jasper Fforde, just less good.