Real Life Book Club Read

Warlight - Michael Ondaatje

It's impossible to not wonder at the writing ability of Ondaatje, so why three stars?  

 

The idea of the book is interesting, the effect of a mother's secret life on her children.  Yet it is largely the story of women told by a man.  Not Ondaatje but the narrator of the story, the son.  There's something off that I haven't been able to put my finger on yet.