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Quirky, funny, utterly charming and very, very good.,
This review is from: I Capture The Castle (Paperback)
I loved this book but I'm having difficulty capturing in words why I liked it as much as I did. It's gloriously written in vivid, engaging style; it's utterly believable with a range of eccentric, warm characters; and simple but very effective story to tell. But that could be said of numerous novels which are nowhere near as good as this. There is something absolutely complete and very satisfying about I Capture The Castle. It won't challenge your beliefs, it wont stimulate deep thoughts, it probably won't even extend your knowledge about anything in particular, but it doesn't need to. It has a quality all of its own which somehow infuses the book in a way that makes it both a purely pleasurable read and very rewarding at the same time. Think Josephine Tey does literary fiction. It is very English, very specific and very, very good. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2011 11:53:02 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
I know I am about to disappear under a heap or ordure, but I hated it. Predictable romance, everyone living off of the earnings of a servant. Idiotic father, lazy, workshy mother, horribly twee girlie poos. Two rich Americans save everyone from penury. Give us a break. I'd much rather read Stella Gibbons.
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