- Writing quality: 5/5
- Pacing: 4.5/5
- Characters: 5/5
- Enjoyability: 4.5/5
- Ease of reading: 4.5/5
- Thought-provoking: 3.5/5
- Merit and originality: 4/5
- Overall love: 13/15
“Resentment and bitterness and old grudges were dead things which rotted the hands that grasped them.”
DO NOT READ ON UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK – SPOILER ALERT!
“He had learned a great deal: that humanity was infinitely variable and infinitely contradictory.”
“There are no permanent things, only fleeting moments of warmth and companionship, precious stationary seconds in a flicker of troubled days.”
After Demelza, I was completely in love with these characters and this series, and this book certainly didn’t disappoint! Winston Graham has a fantastic writing style that makes the story easy to follow and the characters seem even more realistic. He doesn’t skimp on the details, and these things combined make it easy to get attached to the characters and the locations of these books.
“Conscience is nearer judgement than knowledge.”
With the characters, George Warleggan got the desired dislike from me – although I did feel sorry for him at quite a few points, though to be honest I don’t know whether he deserved this pity or not.
“There is always the danger of a suspicion becoming an obsession.”
Demelza is still my favourite character – I just love her honesty and bravery, and how she tries to do the best she could for Ross (especially after the death of Julia). However, I was very pleasantly surprised with Francis in the book: he recognised how brilliant Demelza was, and offered his support to Ross and Demelza, and came out as a fantastic character! I certainly admire him for his efforts, and was glad when the Poldarks made up.
“I suppose there is some sludge of truth in the basest slander.”
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“Pride can go too far.”
Thank you for reading!