Friday, March 30, 2012

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

This is a very well done modern retelling of Jane Eyre.  That said, having read the original a few months ago, I found this very predictable.  Which I know it was supposed to be, but there weren’t any new tricks to the narrative.  It was interesting to see how the storyline translated to Scotland in the early 1960s, it worked surprisingly well.

For fans of the classic, or those who remember loving it but not too much of the story.