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This review is from: Night Waking (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book: sharp and funny, sad and gripping. I was racing to the end to find out how it was all going to come together, and now want to go back and read it again slowly.
As with Cold Earth, the location is described so beautifully that I was almost surprised to look up and discover I wasn't on a remote Scottish island. The characters are compelling, the details of life with small children all-too-easy to recognise. The chapters in the form of letters in the past were horrible in their details of the absolutely poverty-stricken life lived by the island's inhabitants, and Sarah Moss conveyed the social injustices bleakly and subtly.
But this is not a tragic story: it is a funny and true to life one. I look forward very much to reading more by this author.
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Initial post: 18 May 2011 08:24:04 BDT
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Mrs. Katharine Kirby says:
I love your review. I am reading this at the moment and entirely understand what you mean about looking up and being surprised that you weren't on a remote Scottish island, I feel just the same. it is so enveloping.
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