Gah! It came and it‘s beautiful!
This is a quick read - Set in Ireland, the story of Marianne and Connell and their inability to have a “normal” relationship, yet complicated pull to one another hooked me from the start. Rooney‘s minimalistic style worked well with the complex inner-workings of the protagonists‘ minds - a more convoluted style would have made this less enjoyable. The end was abrupt, but ultimately perfect for the story Rooney told.