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This review is from: When We Were Orphans (Hardcover)
I enjoyed enormously the first 200 pages or so. Then the book gradually descends into over-dramatic and frankly incredible ACTION. Was the author seduced by the idea of a screenplay and a film (and lots of $$$) ? The last 50 pages are frankly cheap melodrama more reminiscent of a John Wayne movie than anything else. What on earth was happining to the elegant and paced text of the first two thirds of the book ?
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Initial post: 21 Jan 2010 17:59:23 GMT
Your comments chimed exactluy with mine.
I was so relieved to learn that ( as in a number of recommended current books) you found that the book degenerated into an unbelievable 'boys's own tale' after a much better beginning.....I found a similar disappointment with 'The Kite Runner' when I read it ...as with some other recent novels .....I began to thik that I'd better stiock to classical novels - and I do want to enjoy current works.
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