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September 17, 2005
I found "Ladder of Years" to be deeply unsatisfying. My basic problem is the same one I had with
The story on its own is the typically plodding
It's unclear to me what Delia plans to do from there. Is she going back to Bay Borough and stay with Joel? Is she going to stay with her husband and children? Is she going somewhere else entirely to start over yet again? I prefer to believe the first option, but there is no concrete resolution, which always annoys me. These "non-endings" as I call them I always find irritating.
My question to wrtiers everywhere is this: why do you write the story if you have no intention of ENDING the story? What is the point in taking me along through 326 pages and then just leave me hanging?
Well anyway, as I said before, I didn't feel I got anything NEW from this book that I hadn't already seen in
However, if you haven't read
If you have read