Yesterday I finally finished reading the book, so now I am ready to give my opinion about the whole story. First of all, I loved it, I really, really loved it! Though, it was not easy for me to continue reading it. I was afraid I would give it up after the first 60 pages or so. Not because it was difficult for me to read due to the language or anything, but because I was awfully scared. The subject of domestic violence is too hard for me, as I had my own experience of this, and it is horrible. So, I have probably never hated any character as much as I hated Norman. And I was so worried about Rosie and Bill... And I respect Rosie as she is such a strong woman, she managed to stop this madness, to escape from her home. And Norman received what he deserved. The part about the painting was a bit strange, but in general I love these stories about paintings influencing us or coming alive, and so on. That reminded me of the short story The Road Virus Heads North which I also loved. Well, to sum up, I liked the book. It was very, very hard to read it... I think I even cried a few times when reading the descriptions of the life of Norman and Rosie. But the book is really great!