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Good first novel,
This review is from: God's Own Country (Paperback)
A interesting study of a tortured mind. The main character generates, by turns, sympathy and revulsion. The setting, on the North York Moors, is part of the story - a character in its own right, but to me, who lives there, it is not very well evoked. And the attempt to portray the dialect/accent is very odd. I didn't recognise the idiomatics at all.
I'm glad I read it, but if you can find it in your library, borrow it. You don't need to own this book.
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Initial post: 13 May 2012 22:12:57 BDT
Maddy Reading says:
I completely agree with you on the dialect. I don't live in Yorkshire now, but I grew up there, and I didn't recognise it at all. Very odd! I struggled to get past that to care about the story.
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