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I started reading this book while on holiday, which was a good thing because I found it hard to put down from the first page. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kanchana Bandara
Reminds me of that first scene in Blue Velvet, green grass and lovely suburban homes, zoom in to see the roaches beneathPublished 5 months ago by Clark Salisbury
I came to Sadie Jones first novel after I had read The Uninvited Guests (5 star for me) and her 2014 novel Fallout (which will also be a 5 star, for me, when it is published - I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lady Fancifull
Bear with this book! The main character repeats his errors and it's frustrating, but worth reading until the very end. Read morePublished 14 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 15 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 15 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 17 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 18 months ago by Amazon Customer