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Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (28 of 40)
 

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The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a beautiful novella and Mary is one of Tóibín's most human literary voices. The story effortlessly evokes the prevailing fear, superstition and longing of the age. Mary is strikingly intelligent. She is also surprisingly rational despite her loss, the hysteria she witnesses and the injustices she experiences. Through her, the reader is given a unique point-of-view from which to contemplate the origins of Christianity.
Point Omega by Don DeLillo
Point Omega by Don DeLillo
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very accessible, 25 May 2012
I sometimes struggle with Delillo's work, but Point Omega is relatively easy going and a pleasure to read (preferably twice). I'd recommend it to someone new to his work, who might (justifiably) be a little intimidated by the likes of Underworld.
Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, 25 May 2012
I first discovered Brian Turner's work after reading his essay in National Geographic magazine. What harrowing, heartbreaking scenes these poems conjure up!

Turner is a gifted writer, an observant and intuitive artist and, clearly, a very sensitive human being. His work is an important document and is as vivid and evocative as the best photojournalism.

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