So! Where did we leave off, lol! My apologies to those of you who were participating at my inability to keep up with my own read-along. At this stage, you’ve probably moved on to other books and left Grace Marks far behind. I know I have, so consider this my wrap-up post.
You might remember in my initial posts I was obsessed with trying to figure out whether Grace Marks was guilty or not. I realized half-way through the book that it didn’t matter. Exploring whether Grace Marks killed Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery wasn’t Margaret Atwood’s objective. Instead she takes contradictory newspaper reports, interviews and court documents, and weaves it together with what little was known about Grace to present a mystery where nothing is solved and questions remain unanswered. Most of all she makes an intriguing case for how perception is through the eye of the beholder and the truth can be lost as a result.
Often imitated, never duplicated, Margaret Atwood truly is an iconic writer and storyteller. I admired how her intelligence, cleverness and humour is imbued in Alias Grace and I’m inspired to read more of her work. How about you?
Thanks and best wishes to all of you during the holidays. Hope you read lots of good books!