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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of little stories rolled into one!, 9 July 2008
This review is from: Whitethorn Woods (Hardcover)
I first started reading this about a year ago and got over half way through but gave up because I couldn't get into it. Having nothing to read recently, I thought I would pick it up and have another go as I really do like to finish a book if I can. The story revolves around a sacred well in the middle of the Whitethorn woods in a place called Rossmore. What may appear on the outside to be a quaint and sleepy little Irish town, is revealed to be anything but through the stories of the people that live in and are connected to Rossmore.
I agree with other reviewers that have said is a more a collection of short stories then one long story, but the stories are connected in subtle ways and not just through the involvement of the holy well. I was able to get stuck into each individual story which played out chapter by chapter, and within each chapter, you would see things from the perspective of two different charachters which I liked. In parts it was a bit disjointed, and maybe a bit confusing to remember who some of the charachters were when they were mentioned again later in the book but I still really enjoyed reading it. The narrative voice for each charachter wasn't always spot on as some tended to sound the same, and one part, told from the view of a 10year old boy, sounded as if a middle aged person was telling it. However, I'm glad I chose to persist until the end this time as I found the book got much more enjoyable as the story went on.
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