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4.0 out of 5 stars It's all in the telling
Never has a story of two such peculiar individuals been so beautifully told. At first, I'll admit the novel for me was slow to begin with and being an impatient reader, I struggled to get into it. Although please carry on, for although the plot will not necessarily drive you quickly onwards, the characters Carey creates will hopefully grip you as they did me and almost...
Published on 25 April 2009 by A. S. Carr

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2.0 out of 5 stars Irritating
The two "narrative strands" are not so much strands as jumps from one uninteresting scenario to another.The prettily polished details gain the novel a star, but a few pretty flowers don't make a magic forest. Every character is eccentric, but lack the magnificent eccentricity of Dickens' grotesques. Also there is no plot to keep us interested in the progress of...
Published 3 months ago by William Shardlow

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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth sticking with - a good epic tale!, 7 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Oscar and Lucinda (Paperback)
I have to admit it took a while to read and it lost my attention in parts. But now that I have finished it I have to say it is a masterful and beautifully written work that brings so many of the themes together at the end. I would recommend, but would urge patience. It is worth it, I promise!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 7 Jan. 2010
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not a great book at all, expected great things after having read all the other reviews, but it WAS put-downable, and it became a chore to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book, 21 Jan. 2014
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Richly drawn characters and intricate scenery. Utterly loved it. A real story- funny, tense and heartbreaking- an epic plot and a cinematic ending.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A slow moving story that takes a good while to warm up so difficult to get into, 18 Dec. 2014
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A slow moving story that takes a good while to warm up so difficult to get into. Have yet to finish it....
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I have given up on this and will not try Peter Carey again, 7 Mar. 2013
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I have only read half of this before giving up, as it is such a strange way of writing and not very interseting. Unreal characters and a reallly slow story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 Feb. 2015
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Excellent story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Sept. 2014
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Another good book by Peter Carey which was cheap and in good condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 4 July 2014
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Starts off a bit slow but couldn't put it down in the end
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 18 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Oscar and Lucinda (Paperback)
I have now read this book at least seven times and it is a book that I will continue to re-read. The characters of Oscar and Lucinda are exquisitely written by Carey and you are moved by the events and traumas that befall both of these characters. Thoroughly recommended!!! Please buy it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very memorable, 26 Oct. 2010
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Carey is a master of characterisation and I loved this book because of his quirky and well-drawn characters. The real test of a good book is how long you remember it. This is way up there as one I will never forget.
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