Unabridged Chick

I'm Audra, a 30-something married lesbian. I love interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.
The Blue Flower - Penelope Fitzgerald I don't consider myself an unsophisticated reader; I enjoy literary fiction and I like non-traditional stories. But it seems I'm the only person who disliked this book.The writing was fine, but the story and characters were bland and boring. I appreciate that a historical novel has to stick to history, and certainly Novalis' story is interesting, but this book is blinding boring. I disliked all the characters and failed to appreciate the way anyone behaved -- in part, I was very grossed out by a 12-year old being a love interest (even if historically accurate).