Book Review: The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

The Story of Lucy Gault: A NovelThe Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel by William Trevor

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The Story of Lucy Gault is obviously intended to be a tragic, emotional story full of Irish pathos and poetry but in my opinion, it just fell flat. It was as if the author had had a limited amount of action he could put in the book and he spent it all in the first chapter or so, leaving very little for anyone to do for the rest of the book. I’ve read reviews which raved about the subtly of the story and warned that any reader would need a box of tissues to get through it but frankly, I was bored and kept waiting for the author to make a point about why this story was worth telling. I stuck it out to the end of the book, waiting for some sort of payoff but now that I know that there won’t be one, I am very happy to be moving on to another book, preferably one with more of a plot.

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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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