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3.0 out of 5 stars Night of Rain and Stars, 28 July 2005
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This review is from: Nights of Rain and Stars (Paperback)
This is a good read and the sort of book to take on holiday - in a sense that's just what it's about, going on holiday. I bought it at the airport and read it on the flight to my holiday destination. The Greek scenery is described well and vividly, you can smell the lemons, olives and the cooking and the plot is poignant and moving.
Readers who have not yet discovered Maeve Binchy should be moved to look at some of her other books if they enjoy this. Those who know her work well may have a twinge of guilty disappointment. It is hard to crticise Binchy as her novels are engrossing with human interest and pacy plots. However, for me this book is not on a par with Evening Class, Tara Road, Quentin's or Scarlet Feather. It lacks depth compared to these.
It may be relevant that Binchy has not been in good health recently and this is, I think, her first novel to be published since she expressed her intention to give up novel writing and to concentrate on short stories. I found it hard to put my finger on what is lacking in this book but for me it is not her best.
Binchy has two more books in the pipeline and it would be good to think that these will have her characteristic verve and sparkle and sureness of touch. I do hope so as she has very many loyal fans.
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