There are no surprises here.
The overall narrative tried hard to keep me from finishing the book.
A dark and effective look at certainty and its costs.
Some things are better left alone.
Interesting, rewarding, and has as many levels as you can hope for.
A book that has passed its freshness date, and can safely pass into history.
Dated and not entirely consistent, but nonetheless interesting.
So much of the color is bothersome that the book was more tiring than fun.
Unless you're a serious Hawthorne completist, it's not really worth reading.
A sadly fitting end to a very much overrated series.
The best of the Alexandria Quartet, but not good.
The book sags under the sheer weight of monotony.