Into the Wild--video
The Shape of Stories

The Little Red Chairs

The Little Red ChairsThe Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

O'Brien writes wonderful sentences ("The current, swift and dangerous, surges with a manic glee, chunks of wood and logs of ice borne along in its trail.") and wonderful paragraphs. She richly reveals her characters and the setting.

But I didn't care for the story at all. And the structure which at first seemed to serve a point of revealing various points of view in the Irish village of Cloonoila became a jumbled mess of characters and settings as the plot developed and we moved to London and beyond.

And the moments of horror were more than I cared to read. I'd rather be ignorant.

View all my reviews


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)