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The Shadow and the Star

The Shadow and the Star - Laura Kinsale I abandoned this book 50 pages in. Whereas the premise was interesting, I found the writing style too difficult to get into and the characters too flat and single-minded. I was getting increasingly irritated with the characters, so I gave up. I know, sacrilege considering this is a "classic," but I guess I feel that it's hard enough for men and women to communicate in a romance novel and the "stroke" plot device only made it worse and decidedly unpleasant. It turned the usual "miscommunication foibles" into something terrible and exhausting not to mention terribly uninteresting to read about. There was just such a huge gap between the characters and I guess I didn't feel like I wanted to plod through everything that it would take for them to bridge that gap and fall in love etc. etc. etc.