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This review is from: Burial Rites (Hardcover)
A`high-concept' idea that got the publishers frothing but readers not fixated by the agricultural calendar of 1800s' Iceland may find the narrative frozen by its own verbosity. Why did nobody take a shears to the endless, heavy-handed synonyms and juvenile thread of feminism? Don't know what to marvel at more - this being longlisted for the Guardian first book award, Hilary Mantel not being quoted on the cover, or the comparison - albeit by the best-selling author of a novel called Kisscut - with Margaret Atwood's transcendental Alias Grace.
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Initial post: 2 Oct 2013 01:32:09 BDT
On The Bright Side... says:
Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel reads like ploughing through treacle. Too verbose to engage. Thanks for your review, it's honest .
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