Dr. M. Andrew

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (26 of 30)
Location: uk
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,390,010 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 30
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement by Ian McEwan
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book. After a slow but deliciously written start I found myself gripped by the story and characters and was unable to put it down; I was totally immersed. Ive read most of McEwans previous works and subsequent works and they were never as engaging despite being so well written. Id finished On Chesil Beach last weekend just before starting Atonement and the former had me wanting more and Atonement certainly gave me much more.

What an amazing ending! It really got to me and the emotion I felt is still with me now, days afterwards

I would recommend pushing on beyond the first third as some might find it slow but the last part and the ending are well worth the… Read more
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 ~ J.S.^Gould Bach
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 ~ J.S.^Gould Bach
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is one of my favourites. Quirkily played by Gould. His humming in the background at times might put some off but not me. The tempo of the faster fugues is so rapid and fiery that it is sometimes difficult to pick out the various 'voices' but the slower fugues are wonderfully slow . Delightful music and a set of discs which will repay the countless hours you will wish to devote to them
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G. B. Edwards
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G. B. Edwards
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This is an unusual, gentle yet powerful novel about an eccentic individual who is uncompromising and true to his Guernsey heritage
It is one of the most beautifully understated and interesting novels that I have enjoyed in recent years. Rather than just reading his life story one finds oneself living the life of ebenezer from his birth to his old age and understanding his development of wisdom about people, his island, the occupation of the island during World War Two and also love. One finishes with a deep sense of fulfilment, yet bitter-sweet sadness which I found profoundly moving.
It is a wonder that nobody I know has heard of this post-humously published book but it is one of… Read more

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