M-a dezamagit Rose Tremain in „The Swimming Pool Season”…boring, boring, boring. Personaje fade, bidimensinale, legaturi previzibile, triunghi conjugal frantuzesc, prea cliseu….toti in love hopelessly sau desiring (unii fara prea multa tragere de inima) all the wrong people! Da Rose, tot Rose ramine si in zilele ei mai putin bune, caci dupa ce aproape am renuntat, dau la pagina 153 de urmatoarea surprinzatoare fraza: ‘so, she takes off her cooking overall and pins it on her skimpy chest and Klaus and Mallelou and the Marechal all stare at her, each knowing in his heart his private quantity of love for her’. Nu e ‘Restoration’, nici „The Colour’ dar tot merita s-o duci pina la sfirsit daca ai inceput-o.