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There is an improbable love story, and it is multi-layered and complicated (as all good love stories are).
I could quickly become accustomed to this--they do it so very well it seems completely natural, just vaguely foreign to my ex-pat reading style.
Instead I got a well-written but terribly depressing story that really taught me nothing except that some people suck.
Bear with this book! The main character repeats his errors and it's frustrating, but worth reading until the very end. Read morePublished 6 months ago by maggie may
Very literary but a boring read I am afraid. The tale at basis was interesting enough but it was spun out and not very much happened for long periods. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Clare O'Beara
Brilliant book. Not, as one reviewer put it, "lush" writing, but spare, the "less is more" style, that conveys the repressive culture of the 50's in England, and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by columba
I read halfway through this book and did something that I almost never do, I quit reading it.
I found it painfully boring, I just couldn't get into it no matter how hard... Read more
This was wonderfully written in that as the reader, you felt that you the 'fly on the wall' of watching the boy's growth from emotionally neglected child, to rebellious teen, to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by OzReview
As the other work by Sadie Jones I have read, this novel is adept at conveying complex human interactions and emotions through various passages and to some conclusion.Published 10 months ago by Luana G. Goodwin
I sent to a young guy who was not in the mood for Chick-Lit, I guess! The item was inexpensive and not designed to last.Published 10 months ago by AuntieNga
Another book club book. Quite a sad reflection on the tribulations some people have to face. Not a feelgood book but still a good read.Published 10 months ago by Carolyn McCallum
It is an excellent book. I really enjoyed it. I think it is well written and a good story. original. read it.Published 11 months ago by kim castle