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Hard to review,
This review is from: Amagansett (Hardcover)
This book is a first for me. I generally read about a book a week always giving a book about 100-150 pages before I determine "it's not my cup of tea". Once I put a book down, I never pick it back up...till this one.
This book took me a month to get through. I'd put it down deciding not to read it any longer, then find myself thinking "Gee, I wonder what happens.."..and pick it up. This same scenario occurred several times reading this book.
I decided to read this book based on good reviews on this site and was mostly swayed to read it because I am a native Long Islander (where this story takes place) and have heard the old fishing stories most of my life...so I was intrigued.
This book is about alot more than fishing. It's written beautifully and I'd have to perhaps fault myself in that being a "thriller" kind of reader, I "expect" things to move quickly.
This book does not. It kind of unravels things at its own pace.
I do not regret having read the book, nor do I feel it was a waste of my time, yet, I have a hard time screaming it's praises and say that "you HAVE to read this book".
It IS a well written story about characters who survive a war, the sea and their relationships. It IS NOT quick moving, heart wrenching, or especially surprising.
My opinion for what it's worth.
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Initial post: Jan 21, 2011 9:56:36 AM PST
Annette Dickman says:
This author is just awful. His prose is so stitled, artificial, and difficult to plow through. I tried to read this, really did. Don't waste your money or time.
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