I liked the characters and their stories. The conflict of the heroine's mind came across as intense, yet very real. Only, I could not quite comprehend the conflicts of one of the other main characters. It felt quite far-fetched in its intensity. A person is caught between a desire to do right, and not knowing what is right. He is frustrated at his own inability to have a clear ideology. Fine enough. But can this conflict be so intense so as to make a happily married man and a father to think of killing himself?
One big minus point of this book is that it has too many discussions and descriptions. The politics, agriculture, hunting scene, social scene, morality etc. all dwelt in great details through discussions that generally run over two chapters.
Would definitely read much better abridged!