4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Extraordinary, brilliantly observed, I cried, I laughed out loud,
This review is from: Shooting Butterflies (Paperback)
Marika Cobbold is an extraordinary writer. The subtlety and authenticity of her observances are astounding. I loved her main characters and I found the structure of the book and the weaving of the main storylines to be really effective and ultimately moving. It is a sympathetic and realistic portrayal of the relationships between men and women and the way life and love happens. I found both Grace and Louisa to be very real characters. The dialogue was realistic and often witty and wry. I laughed out loud at this book and it also made me cry without being mawkish. To me it's most extraordinary quality was how it portrayed an authentic essence of how lives are lived. Brilliant.