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I would suggest Virginia Leishman's excellent audio narration of The Great Fire to anyone who may have trouble appreciating Shirley Hazzard's intricate and exquisite prose. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Francesca
The book was a real slog to get through... way too wordy to hold up the thin plot. It was well written but dull. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bob coyle
It should be thrown with great force."
I found this novel to be nearly unreadable. I persevered; a dear friend whose reading preferences are usually in sync with... Read more
Interesting book and writing style. I had a little trouble at first but persevered and came to enjoy it. I would recommend it.Published 10 months ago by MM
This is a beautifully written book in which there is no story. Once you put it down, you will never pick it up again.Published 10 months ago by Marilyn Konish-Dunn
One of my all-time favorite books. Beautifully written, language rich with insight and imagery, historically interesting time, and a poignantly beautiful love story.Published 19 months ago by Nancy P
What a privilege to have discovered Shirley Hazzard's writing. This was a book I absolutely wanted to wallow in. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Flora
I understand poetic prose but we need a signpost every now and then as to who's talking, where they are, what they're doing there, etc. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Joann Parks
This is my first of Hazard's books, and as such I have nothing to compare it to.Though if this indicates what she does, I'd gladly read more. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Patrick Garrett York