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a quiet wow,
This review is from: Be Near Me (Hardcover)Until now I've read Andrew O'Hagan's books with mild disappointment - there has been the odd enchanting line, but overall a sense of thinness and, maybe, arrogance. I don't know what's happened to O'Hagan in the last few years, but now, having just finished 'Be Near Me', I am stunned. What a beautiful book. It marks the arrival of a great writer.
I have been thinking about 'Be Near Me' and its protagonist, Father David, ever since putting it down. It very quietly works its way into you. This book is a jewel.