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Tightrope
Tightrope
by Simon Mawer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed Tightrope but felt that the character creation in "Girl ..., 27 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Tightrope (Hardcover)
I enjoyed Tightrope but felt that the character creation in "Girl who fell.." could have been used more successfully in a second and even third WW11 novel. I have a sense of missed opportunity here for the author whose books are not as widely read as they should be. There are four excellent ( and interesting ) characters in Girl which could be extended in further experiences. The pace of the book is excellent and the feel for the time is also well written.

I sort of feel the same about Tightrope. There are 2 or 3 good novels in this canopy and Mawer is better than other authors quoted as comparable ( Boyd; Le Carre) at maintaing the pace of the adventure and chase. I find the coincidences a little stretched ( as in The Glass Room ) but heh this is a novel and some allowances can be made. Highly recommended .


The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry
The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry
by Seamus Heaney
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kindle request, 30 Jan. 2011
I think that this is a fantastic book - could it be made available on Kindle????
Does anyone agree???
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