I don’t know what it is about this book but I just could not finish it. I’ve been trying to read it for about three weeks now and the experience has been like pulling teeth.
Partly the writing style is just very passive and introspective. That might not be a problem if the main character, whose name I can’t even recall, wasn’t so boring. Even when she is planning to escape the city by unsafe potentially deadly means, there just isn’t any fire. Sure it’s dangerous to find a way out of the city, but that danger is about as real to me as the dangers of crossing the street.
I hit the hundred page mark and stopped with this one. So far the concepts were interesting on a theoretical level, but the follow through just wasn’t there.
Did not finish. Do not recommend.