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5.0 out of 5 stars
My all time favourite book, 23 Jun 2006
I think this must be my all time favourite book, and the first I have read from this author.
A friend recommended it and after reading the back cover which promised something like 'an epic saga of love and poverty and war', I wasn't instantly excited... but after the first few pages I completely fell in love with the characters and the writing.
I recommend this book to anyone and would ask them not to be put off by the lenght of the book (a real treat once you get involved with the story because you won't want it to end) or the apparently heavy-going subject matter.
Like other reviewers, I also missed Matty when I finished the story but won't forget this book for a very, very, very long time.