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3.0 out of 5 starsReality?
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 11, 2019
I'm only almost done with this book: I've read through the last chapter, but I'm only halfway through the epilogue. I really like this book, except for the last chapter and epilogue. The author keeps the reader guessing all the way through as to what's actually happening, and what's aspects of the main character's mental illness, but the last chapter kind of stands the whole story on its head, and it really calls into question what the reality and the true situation and circumstances really are! I would say that it would merit a whole different book, but I don't think that a second book would be tolerable :-( . That last chapter puts a whole new spin on things, and although it may be realistic (well, maybe not after all), and makes, to me, and unacceptable and to the story. Too bad. I think it would've been better with a totally different ending!
I actually finished reading the epilogue. It made the book end with a different feeling – sort of recognizing that the story wasn't really over. Had the author wanted that ending, she really should've written an entirely different book. This ending leaves the reader feeling cheated :-(. In some ways there's a new story, but the main story has not ended. I don't know, the book itself would have been really good and wonderful had the main story been tied up and completed instead of having been totally changed! I feel as if the author really wanted to end the book on a question – in order to leave the reader wondering, but at the same time she had an entirely different idea. _Phantom Limb_ couldn't make up its mind what character the main twin wanted to be and what problems she was fighting with. It would've been a satisfying book, but in the end it was a disappointment.