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I must disclose that I don't usually like Best Sellers
on August 9, 2016
I must disclose that I don't usually like Best Sellers, and my pattern is holding true. There are parts to like about this book - I think the descriptions of the welfare hotel and the lives led in such places is actually important reading. For that alone, this book does an important job. I felt at times we were wallowing in people's "goodness" - and their reward is a best selling novel and the money and fame that goes with it. However, I don't really think that was the writers intent. I would probably suggest (like another reviewer did) that if you want to read the book - borrow it from the library. It is a quick and easy read. Take the money you would have spent on it, and do something nice for someone - like buy an elderly neighbor a cup of coffee and have a chat, or give the money to a local food bank.