A nice, little read and thoroughly depressing... But it speaks to Moore's skill that she manages to convey such emotion in a very short book that in reality has very little storyline.
The parallel storylines of Futh and Ester are well interwoven while still being two separate tales. I actually have very little impression or opinion about this book other than the immense depressing feeling.
So, stars for being well-written and evocative, but no real points for an engaging story.