The Wonder by Emma Donoghue sounded like a book perfectly calibrated for a rave review from me.
- Historical fiction – check
- Author of Room, which I loved – check
- Set in Ireland. Bit of a theme for this year – check
- Enticing book cover – check
Yet it was a challenge to get to the end of this book, let alone properly enjoy it. And the biggest reason why? Total overuse of the rhetorical question. Can I come back to the issue of rhetorical questions in a moment?