A review by frannyglasslover
At Last by Edward St Aubyn

challenging dark emotional funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


On rereading this series I found myself consistently a little disappointed, it's just not quite as engaging as I once found it. I find this book particularly lacking in the treatment of Mary, who I feel is left feeling two dimensional next to the other characters. In all the books of the series there are some shockingly moving and beautiful passages, and this book provides a satisfying ending to Patrick's story, it is definitely still a beautiful series well worth reading