Sarah Smith

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (25 of 34)
Location: Belfast
Birthday: 27 Mar
 

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Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three little words, 17 Feb 2013
I thought I was going to hate this book by Anna Quindlen. In all honesty for the first half I was a little bit bored and then as I'm sitting in waterstones cafe with a pot of tea trudging my way through it (ok that's a little harsh) something so shocking, so unexpected happens I gasp loudly enough that at least two people turn round to look at me. In hindsight the author had done the work in the first half to build up to the shocking thing that happens so although fairly extreme it was completely plausible, I absolutely did not see it coming though! Like my last review I can't give much of an overview of the story without spoiling it for anyone who might fancy reading it.
It's about a… Read more
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get, gone girl, 17 Feb 2013
Gillian Flynn has managed to something quite impressive with this her third novel. Thrillers generally are the book equivalent of an action film; always enjoyable but without a great deal of substance. Flynn however has written a thriller with actual characters not the usual good guys, bad guys and red herrings. And she's written it well, the writing is absolutelyon par with that you'd normally find in literary fiction. The plot makes sense, the twists, the reveals they are all suprisingly believable.
I can't really give a useful synopsis without giving something away, essentially Nicks wife Amy goes missing and its sort of about the hunt to find out what happened, that's the thriller… Read more
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
4.0 out of 5 stars may contain seafood, 17 Feb 2013
There are really two main characters in this pulitzer winning novel by Annie Proulx; a man Quoyle (pronounced like coil) and Newfoundland (which is not somewhere in England, my ignorance of geography really knows no bounds, but in Canada or rather in Canada but kind of independent of it I think).
A little synopsis of the story would be Quoyle, a man who has never quite fitted in or felt comfortable in himself is living in New York with his 2 daughters bunny and sunshine and wife Pearl who he loves inordinately but it's all rather unreciprocated, when she dies (it's ok though she's entirely unlikeable). He ends up packing his life and kids up and under the influence of his Aunt Agnis… Read more

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