Renae, book blogger at Respiring Thoughts. Reading addict. Dog lover. Possessor of too many paperbacks.
I though Ronald Frame’s novel was boring. I thought his “take” on Dickens was uninteresting. The narrative voice of Miss Havisham was stilted, emotionless, and forgettable. This novel was an utter disappointment, and I really regret reading it. Really, I think it’s safe to say that I don’t think Havisham is worth the time. Above all, it’s boring, and it doesn’t really add to Dickens’ novel in any substantial way. The Miss Havisham presented in Great Expectations is a hundred percent better than the one in this novel. My suggestion is to go for the original book and skip this retelling.