I was really disappointed in this book. The sticker on the front had the audacity to declare it "the most talked about book of the year" or some nonsense. Erm... what are people discussing here? It's a super basic thriller imo, I guessed the ending very quickly, and all the characters were 'meh.'
This is a long book, and the 720 pages are perfectly utilised in creating touching, authentic, human characters. I watched (well, read) them age; some flourish, some deteriorate, and I reflected on the polarity of life.