Those of you who read One Little Library have often heard me say that one of the qualities I like in a novel is an ethical dilemma. I like seeing someone stuck between two morally conflicting choices. Why? Do I enjoy inflicting that kind of psychological pain on people? No, of course not. It’s more like I can’t help but pick at a scab, or tear more peeling paint off the wall. I am intensely uncomfortable in morally ambiguous situations, so I’m drawn to them like a fly to bright light. I need to know: What should we do?!
Needless to say, this book discomfited and intrigued me all at the same time.