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hmm, not sure!,
This review is from: The Various Haunts Of Men: A Simon Serrailler Novel (Paperback)I rocketed through this book in 2 days and couldn't put it down. Having said that, there is a lot in it that has since annoyed me. I quite liked the idea of introducing lots of detail about characters as then when they 'disappeared' i was genuinely quite shocked. Having said that, there's detail and there's pages and pages of superfluous detail!! Did we really need to here the dog barking at the seance? What happened to the boy with leucaemia? the woman who made the rape claim? the dodgy surgeon? 'Dava'? The woman with cancer? I know a certain amount of 'red herrings' have to be introduced to keep the tension going but there was way too much detail in this one. I was surprisde by the ending but hadn't particularly warmed to that character anyway. Also, I'm not a GP and don't know any, but I'd be surprised if Cat Deerbon (or whatever her name was) was a typical example of one.
I shall probably try the next in the series if it doesn't look too long!
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Initial post: 31 Aug 2012 09:05:48 BDT
Shouna Falconer says:
Yes, Cat Deerbon is completely unrealistic as a GP. And yes, despite this being a compelling read, there are some irritants. But I don't have a problem with the leukaemia child. I think he was there for a reason. I can't say any more because of the danger of spoilers.
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