We've been through it all and now we're ready to head home after a lovely break at Belgravia. We've had Naz Keynejad and author Gwyn Cready on Heroes and Heartbreakers giving their play-by-play of Julian Fellowes' sojourn into serialized fiction, and today Naz is here to give you her final thoughts on the Belgravia!
Before I give you a review of Julian Fellowes’ serialized novel, Belgravia, I should clarify some things: first, I’m a sucker for historical romances. Second, the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is where I “live” when it comes to literature, and as such, I am very familiar with the history of both periods. And third, my favorite aspect of a novel has always been character development versus plot. Okay, now that we have that out of the way, here’s what I think of Belgravia:
I would give a 3 out of 5 overall rating because while it does have interesting historical tidbits (in fact, they are meticulously researched and presented), the character development was too weak and just wasn’t there for me. At no point did I feel emotionally invested in any of these people. Maybe because the plot itself was pretty predictable and at times, awkward and clichéd. Let me explain.