12% into the book, and I can tell that this will not be a favourite with me.
It's overly descriptive, and yet, I currently don't even quite know which character we're following.
If this keeps up for the next 8%, I'll return this and claim my credit back.
I'd like to read about the story of Hamnet, which is, I grant you, difficult to write because of the lack of information about him. But I really don't care for reading how O'Farrell imagines village life at the time and the history of every other imaginary villager at the time.