On the Jellicoe Road :: Melina Marchetta

Title: On the Jellicoe Road
Author: Melina Marchetta
Read: 7/28/13-8/5/13
Obtained via: bought myself

This book is very hard for me to rate. The beginning was so confusing that I hardly wanted to finish reading it. The story flips between dreams, past events, and current events without much distinction. If I hadn’t read so many glowing reviews, I may not have kept going. But suddenly, starting about halfway in, I couldn’t put it down. All the confusion cleared up and it was a constant rush of emotions in the best way possible.

A lot of people insist that On the Jellicoe Road is amazing, a masterpiece, the best piece of literature they’ve ever read. I don’t know if I’d go that far – the book has a few flaws in my opinion – but it is a good book. You just have to trudge through the frustrating first half to get to the gold at the end.

[Also posted here.]