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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (16 of 17)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,623,683 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 17
The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart
The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It's been a wet Saturday which gave me a good excuse to read this beautiful novel in one sitting.I'd never heard of Jane Urquhart but am now eager to read more of her work.Her landscapes and characters are vividly portrayed as their story draws us in.A novel which is absorbing,thought-provoking and a real page-turner.
Being Dead by Jim Crace
Being Dead by Jim Crace
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Although I would disagree with the 'Guardian' that this book was a 'joy' to read-it's content are far too disturbing and uncomfortable for that-it is one of the most unusual and haunting books I've read recently.A reader complained that the characters were far too ordinary to be interesting.I found the description of the couple's relationship after 30 years of marriage both realistic and touching and surely it is true of most murder victims that the way in which they met their deaths is all that differentiates them from us-isn't that one of the reasons such random deaths are so frightening?Death is said to be one of the great taboos of our time and the uncomfortable feelings this book… Read more