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Getting a Grip
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2013
This novel begins in a familiar beauty spot so you expect something peaceful, but the opening scenes are gripping with some horrifyingly realistic detail.

The main character draws you in, she's convincing but deeply annoying, just like a friend you'd love to help if only she would let you. As the story line progresses you meet her contacts and learn more about why her life is such a mess. I was fascinated by the events; I read the book pretty much at a sitting.

The language is rich and expressive, especially the dialogue. The only reason I didn't give it more stars is I wanted the character to develop more towards the end, I felt she had more to give. I'd recomment this book for a spooky, addictive weekend read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2013
I enjoyed each word of "getting a grip" and finished it in one day.
Beautifully written, a psychological novel that describes the innermost workings of our soul with powerful images.
Inventive, deep, sour-sweet... I found myself in both the two characters Jennifer and Hilary... too little control, too much of it... it is so difficult to balance and find peace, fulfillment and happiness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2014
Peter A Reynolds writes with matchless wit and humanity and the story he tells is not only compelling, but original and surprising right up until the final page. I cannot recommend Getting A Grip highly enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 April 2014
Powerful,gritty and also at times very funny, Jennifer`s journey had me enthralled.Well written and " unputdownable ", Getting A Grip is a hit!
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on 29 December 2013
I thought this book was fantastic. I was literally "gripped" from beginning to end. The characters are believable and really well written - a sympathetic and uplifting story about a lady going through a lot, battling with her depression and winning.
I also thought it was really witty and at times hilarious. It whizzes by and leaves you wanting more.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2014
Calm, sensible fellows like me find a novel like this both bewildering and fascinating. “Don’t do that, you stupid arse,” I kept saying to myself. Jennifer suffers from depression. Fortunately, she also suffers from a sense of humour. So does the ghost of a young man that comes back to haunt her. She had failed to reach out and save him from accidentally sliding off a cliff. That’s what Jennifer’s depression has led her to do all her life: to doubt her ability to do anything properly, which means she never tries enough, even when it comes to stretching a little bit further to save someone’s life. So now it’s cost someone his life. But the contemptuous and sarky ghost - that only she can see, of course – manages to goad her into doing something right in the end for herself. And her “best” friend’s son too. A few small steps, you might say, but big steps for her. Maybe she did it all herself after all.
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on 30 June 2014
An Intriguing story that keeps you on the edge throughout.
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