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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (18 of 21)
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History of the Rain by Niall Williams
History of the Rain by Niall Williams
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears and laughter!!, 26 May 2014
I am a great fan of Niall Williams having been hooked ever since I read Four letters of Love. There is no other author where I read lines over and over just for the sheer poetry of the prose. So this, his first books for some time, seemed at first a complete departure from everything of his that I have read before. The first thing that hit me was the humour in it! I laughed my way the first few chapters, relishing the way that only the Irish can find humour in the mundane, but then the real depth of the story began to envelope me, realising that, as in all families, there are also many tears along the way. Like the previous reviewer I will not reveal any of the plot, but all I will say is… Read more
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read!, 15 July 2013
This is a beautifully written book and outstanding for a debut novel. It contains some wonderful prose and I just couldn't put it down - even when it became apparent that it was never going to have a truly happy ending. I found that my sympathies kept being torn between Tom, Isobel and Hannah and as a grandparent my heart nearly broke for Isobel's parents. It is a real tale of moral dilemma and you can't help but ask yourself what would you do in the same position. The bittersweet ending had me in tears. Normally when I finish a book I can't wait to start another but this is one of those rare books that has stayed with me for days after and I need to 'recover' from it before I can read… Read more
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Sadie Jones's 2 previous excellent novels I didn't hesitate in buying this one - I wish I had read the reviews here before I wasted my money. I really don't know quite what she was trying to achieve with this story. I hate to give up on a book but found it so tiresome that I gave up half way through. There didn't really seem to be much of a plot and the characters were boring and unbelievable. I also found her style of writing in this book very irritating. I hope that those who read this as their first novel of hers will read the Outcast and Small Wars and not be put off by this one.

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