I picked up a Kindle copy of The Shell Seekers (written in 1987) on sale and thought it was time to read something older and I think I probably read it a long time ago but can’t remember.
It was the 10th anniversary edition with a special introduction by the author who told the story of how it came to be.
The story was interesting and kept me reading. A chapter on each of the characters describing their lives and how they all intertwined.
I have to say though that I kept wanting something more to happen – a fateful twist that maybe the Darus was actually a long lost relative of the guy Richard that she fell in love with and could never talk about.
It is making me think about various reading styles – what is a great book for one is not so great for others. What makes for a really good book is such an individual thing. I am noticing that that for me books that have a twist at the end are more enjoyable and keep me thinking about it afterwards like Where the Crawdads Sing.