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A Life Told Backwards,
This review is from: The Cold Eye of Heaven (Hardcover)
Don't be put off by the gloomy opening chapter to this book. The story of Farley, which unfolds backwards, is humane and told with wit. The writing, unlike so many books of this ilk, is sharp and never self indulgent. Neither is it contrived. It is a life story relayed in ten year gaps beginning in 2010 and ending in 1940. As a reader you are never allowed to get bogged down with any of the characters, other than Farley himself, and yet less seems more.
One of the previous reviewers says the story is like looking backwards through a photograph album. I totally agree and, like the photo album, this book will make you meditate on life, smile at its humour, and perhaps even shed a tear.