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A novel with great integrity,
This review is from: Clayhanger (Modern Classics) (Paperback)
A boy grows up, meets, loses, then finds again, a girl. This is a weighty volume, packed with detail and interesting characters. A great deal of its success comes from the character of Edwin Clayhanger, a person with a kind of shambling charm. You are led to empathise with Edwin completely; you see everything from his point of view, and you hear his thoughts. This book creates a very real world. There are some archaic turns of speech, which sometimes get a bit irritating, and a bit too much authorial comment, but it's a very readable book.