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An inspector calls
on 27 April 2004
A Review of "An Inspector Calls"
An inspector calls is a play set in 1912. It is written by J.B. Priestly,who considered himself a spokesman for the average person.
The book is about an inspector who goes to the Birling family'shouse about the sudden death of a girl who has just committed suicide. Theinspector goes round each and everyone of the family asking what linksthey had with Eva Smith. The family reveal secrets which could have playedleading parts which led to the suicide of Eva.
It starts off with theinspector knocking on the Birling family's door. The next thing they knowis that is that they are all sitting round the dining room table withquestions being thrown at them by the inspector. The book starts off quiteslowly but once all the pieces have been put together it really getsgoing.
What make this a really good book are all the twists. They allinterlink with each other and you never know when the next twist is comingup! I have never known such a book to finish in such shock even threeparagraphs before the ending, totally unexpected.
This book did nothave any particular exciting characters. They were just normal averagepeople like you and me. I think this is what Priestly was trying toachieve and he did this well, it could of happened to anyone!
If you read this book, you will need deep concentration becausedespite its easy language all the characters interlink with each other,and have unexpected twists. The message this book is, don't take anyonefor granted and try to not regret anything do everything you can to helpsomeone.
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