I quickly fell in love with Some Luck and have been waiting for the sequel to be released. I should have set a Google alert because I was WAY behind on this. Fortunately, I checked out NPR’s best books of 2015 and discovered the final book in the trilogy was released this fall. I immediately put the final books on hold and finished both in a week.
Picking up a series with dozens of characters after a year, I expected a recap or summary at the beginning of the new book and was surprised to find there wasn’t one. I was equally surprised to discover I didn’t need it. I immediately fell right into the world of the Langdons and found myself immersed in their family history and life.
I continue to be impressed with how Smiley tells the stories of literally 30 characters in a unique way. Reading 100 years it makes you re-evaluate time in your own life. How much (and little) things and people change. I’m not the person I was 10 years ago and 10 years from now I’ll be an entirely new person too.
The ways in which people respond and behave in life is fascinating to read. Certain characters I disliked or were indifferent to ended up being my favorites.
If you’re looking for something to read, I really can’t say enough good things about this series.