The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. I was intrigued by the idea of a modern recreation of this classic story. It was an unfortunate choice of literature. The Gap of Time uses the cookie cutter ideas of current bestseller drivel encased in simplistic vocabulary.
Repeated use of obscenity and salacious lifestyles are two of the hot buttons that drive today’s fiction market. Add an ineffective psychologist to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for today’s publisher to snap to attention. The only thing lacking was a zombie or two.
It was an utter disappointment.
I received this book from Blogging for books in exchange for this review.