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Clever Girl
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on 5 July 2015
What a well written and interesting plot. I will definitely read more of her
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on 15 August 2014
Like a modern Monica Dickens - great reading....a woman's book I think
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2013
Undeterred by Amazon's new attempt at 'helpful advice', viz 'reviews must contain at least 20 words about the product', I press on with my review of this rivetingly strange and compulsive novel. I bought it on Kindle on a Saturday, started reading it in bed at night and refused to get up until I'd finished it on Sunday. Really could not bear to stop. Its disturbing evenness of pace and perspective immerses us in a perpetual present in which Stella's life is lived inches from the glass we are pressed against. Characters are complex and nuanced, and authorial generosity allows them to evolve slowly into someone else, just as life does. The metaphors are daring and beautiful - Hadley writes like a poet. She is good on love, on pride, on time, on being solitary: on friendships that go beyond choice or reason, but help us to get through our days. Fascinating to read a novel with such an atypical narrative arc that works so resoundingly. Shows there are many, many ways of writing a very good novel.
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on 27 May 2015
Excellent service
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2013
I gave it four stars because I don't think it is is Tessa Hadley at her best,
even though she's a favorite writer of mine. But certainly worth reading.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2013
I felt it just wasn't going anywhere and the end totally anticlimactic.boring at times.The characters were not interesting enough. Disappointing.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2014
I found this book very disappointing and quite boring.
Some if the descriptive passages i.e. the description of finding the buttons in the bomb site were very well written.
I would not recommend this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2013
A beautifully crafted account of Clever Girl 's life. Characters were rounded, descriptions of surroundings, feelings and events in Stella's life drew me into her story.
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on 21 October 2014
good
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2014
Can't be bothered to finish it ,and I have tried really hard . It started off well enough , but what more can I say I am not going to read a book I am not enjoying , what would be the point !
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