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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing overall, 17 Sep 2008
This review is from: The Ghost (Paperback)
you'll have the gist of the story from the other reviews so I won't bother too much with that and give you a brief asessment of the book as a novel . Its not the most exciting read you'll ever have although it is quite atmospheric in a sort of Shipping News type of way ( althoughy just as plodding ! ) . Its quite evocative of Marthas Vineyard in winter and how rough the weather can be with its portrayal of windswept and rainy beaches and hamlets .
I though the Adam Lang character portrayal of a former British Prime Minister was quite weak and unconvincing . The character didn't quite seem to fit the role , particularly when using the word " man " at the end of a sentence !
Not a particularly gripping novel by any means but was quite easy on the eye and the plot wasn't taxing either . Which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your individual point of view . I thought the ending wasn't particularly climatic either and one was left wondering " was that it ?? " when the last page was reached .
Not a page turning blockbuster by any means but one to peacefully pass the time . And then throw away .
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2011 15:02:15 BDT
Jikky says:
I couldn't agree more with what G W Walker has said. It's written with good descriptions and is easy to read. However, I got about half way through the book and discovered that nothing was happening and I kept fighting to keep my eyes open. Is it just me? I thought, and decided to check out some reviews. No, it isn't just me. Sorry, Ghost, you're about to be excorcised.
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