A classic immigrant tale. That hooked me from page one.
Now the book is not perfect and I found the voice of the child Darling, in the first part of the book incredible. At one point I read in horror in the anticipation as the children were wading in truly scary moment in there life. It was so well written. The Children's story and their voice are wonderful to read and written with great insight.
When we get to the next part of the book it does seem to have more ups and downs when it comes to solid story telling, but oh there is one chapter "How They Lived". It was powerful and should be required reading.
This book is on the Man Booker long list for 2013 and deserves to be.
If you get a chance to read this please do.