There are 25 reviews of The Rag Tree on Amazon. Twenty one of them are five-star reviews. The others are 2 three stars and 2 four stars. For the most part, folks love this book. Therefore, pay no attention to the fact that it is the first book in a long time that I could not finish. I gave up on it after about 40%. I just found it too difficult to follow and I wasn’t interested in the characters.
There was a major movie out about 2 years ago called “Inception” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It was about dreams within dreams and it lost me shortly after the opening credits. This book was, for me, the written equivalent of the movie “Inception”. I just couldn’t follow it.
Once again, I am absolutely in the minority on this one. Loved by many, detested by me,I can not justify more than one * star for this confusing tale of Ireland.