The Life to Come

The Life to Come: A Novel
By Michelle de Kretser

I know this book has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I really didn't enjoy Michelle de Krester's latest novel, despite coming highly recommended from the staff at Readings. In fact, I abandoned it about two thirds through, finding the characters dull and their stories uninspiring.

The novel follows the lives of a few remotely connected characters who are living in various parts of the world - Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka. I usually love anything do with Paris, but even that wasn't enough to get me over the line with this book!