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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great story and so beautifully written too, 23 Jun. 2011
This review is from: The Rising Son: The story of a boy, a pub, a war and a remarkable woman (Paperback)
Such a great story and so beautifully written too. I was captivated. Read the entire book in just two sitting and really didn't want it to end. On the face of, nothing of any great significant in the scheme of things happens in these pages - but these seemingly small stories, within the greater story, clearly mean much to the author. He writes in a seductive and gentle way that draws you into his life as he recalls it. There's no pathos and no-self pity. Moreover I had the curious sensation of being there with him, sort of observing his memories in the way he was revisiting them as he wrote them down. Both slightly, but only slightly disquieting but at the same time intriguing. The characters, all of them real too, and the streets, the buildings and emotions are all there. Even the sad bits are funny. I do so hope he writes a follow-up. All in a wonderful read and despite being a cynical reader I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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