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Not Mitchell's best, but still beautiful,
This review is from: Black Swan Green (Paperback)
Having devoured Mitchell's previous works - and having a particularly soft spot for Ghostwritten - I was pleased that to have read `less than perfect' reviews before buying. Prepared for disappointment, it should be acknowledged that it is only the strength of Mitchell's previous work that makes BSG seem a lesser book, which is hardly a criticism. It feels like a first novel (a comment that is difficult to apply to Ghostwritten). A tale of adolescent angst and personal development, it is almost as if this was something that Mitchell had to write before he could move on to bigger and better things with the next novel (whatever that may be). An exorcism of a book.