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Wonderful and marvellous.,
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This review is from: A Perfectly Good Man (Hardcover)Patrick Gale's latest offering is wonderful and marvellous. I can't remember when I've read a book that has so moved and enchanted me.I live in West Cornwall and was born here. I know all the places where Patrick Gale sets the story. They've been familiar to me since I was a child. This has added considerably to my enjoyment of his novel. I'm also an Anglican priest and and in my ministry share much of what Patrick writes.
It is the story of a vicar, the triumphs, the failures, heart-aches, the loves, the doubts and set backs of this man. I loved especially the portraits and stories of each character in the novel. There are many flash-backs to former years and this method of recalling the past into the present is extremely effective. Tears and laughter follow each other like sunshine after rain.
I've read most of the author's books and I think this is his best...Wonderful and marvellous is an apt appellation.
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Initial post: 14 Aug 2012 04:41:48 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 09:20:27 BDT
It is good. And not only that, all Patrick Gales's books are good. I can also recommend 'Notes from an Exhibition' and 'A Sweet Obscurity.' Both novels are great reading.
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