I read the ARC of The End of the Day by Bill Clegg, in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Gallery Books and NetGalley. To read this book is to struggle to complete a jigsaw puzzle of 5,000 pieces. Characters are introduced in a way that leaves the reader with many questions such as, who is this and how does he/she fit into the story? The puzzle is solved, but it takes far too long for my taste. Seemingly disjointed events of the multiple characters’ lives finally merge when sixty-year-old secrets begin to unravel.
Clegg reminds that our choices, whether to protect a person or to betray them, to connect or not can become our legacy for good or for bad. He also reminds us that to assume is dangerous. The End of the Day covers sixty years of the many characters’ lives: their loves and losses, their brokenness, their successes and failures and, yes, their betrayals.
What makes The Grumpy Book Reviewer grumpy?
- Incorrect verb usage: bring vs. take, coming vs. going;
- incorrect verb usage: further vs. of farther (they are not interchangeable);
- incorrect punctuation: a question (“What are you doing?”) that ends with a period.
- several missing commas.