TBR Reviewer: Mark
This sounded like something different, something a little bit quirky and obtuse and something that I might well be able to get my teeth into but, right from the start, I found this very difficult to get on with. Starting in Ireland during the days of the Potato Blight, the book then jumps back and forth across several generations as the Devil, forever referred to as the mysterious Mr.Green, attempts to manipulate events and circumstances to obtain his desired end results. But the people have Free Will and often refuse to perform as he would have them do making his task ever more complicated. This was my first gripe because unless you read the blurb and knew this Mr.Green was the Devil, the rest of the story does not make this abundantly clear. Also, we are introduced to too many characters very early on and it is left up to the reader pretty much to decipher their connection!
I tried to get into this two or three times, I REALLY hate giving up on a book unless I absolutely consider it a total loss, but this book just did not seem to be rewarding me for my efforts.