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2.0 out of 5 stars A turgid book, 11 Aug 2013
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I really struggled with this book and only bought it because it had been sitting on the best seller list for so long - a mistake. It's full of dreary scenery, dreary characters with problems, padded out with too much information about cleaning products, etc. (seriously), and lots of pointless information. I never did work out what was important about the A-Z but, as I skipped large chunks because it was so tedious I probably missed a crucial clue, but I'm sure it wouldn't have made the book any more interesting.

I used to live near Hammersmith Bridge and there was much more to the area than mud and traffic, not that you'd know from this book. The obsession with the tide line is disproportionate to the story, as is so much of the detail.

I nearly always finish books so I did persevere but that's about it.
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Initial post: 28 Sep 2013 23:33:04 BDT
Shas 1 says:
Oh good, not just me then.

Posted on 16 Oct 2013 10:15:08 BDT
D. Spark says:
I struggled through the first half of this book but finally realised that i had better things to do with my time and waved the white flag! Only the second time in my adult years that I have given up.
A dreadfully boring book which I did not understand. Dragging my way through 50% of this book must be worth a small amount of credit!

David Spark

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2014 11:45:16 GMT
gillinana says:
I feel the same too.
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