This old novel was written in 1966 by Jean Rhys. It is a postcolonial novel parallel to Jane Eyre. The author has decided to focus on some of the characters background story up until e specific part in Jane Eyre. The book is divided into four parts and it is written from a first person point of view, tough the point of view changes throughout the book.
This book centers on a background character in Jane Eyre. We get to follow her story from being a child and see how she ended up as the crazy woman in the attic of the Jane Eyre books.
The book tells the story in a pretty objective way and therefore the characters felt to dead in my opinion. When you heard their thoughts they were plain and boring. The way the plot was portrayed made you feel completely uninterested. It felt like you were in a boring lecture at four in the morning. The changing point of views was done in a blurry way which made you even more confused and it made the characters impossible to relate to.
The one thing that I had been looking forward to in this book was when the main character would arrive to England, since I had recently watched Jane Eyre and that is the part were the two books collide. So I was extremely disappointed since it was very hastily in the end and the last pages tricked you into a different ending all to suddenly make a twist that made the book feel even worse than it was before.
In honesty this was one of the worst books I have ever read. It was so boring that it was hard to remember what I was reading. The author changed the names on some characters from Jane Eyre and that confused me even more and the only good thing about the boom was the last five pages. So if you are not a huge fan of this type of literature then I would not recommend it since you will probably despise it. 1 / 10