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I was won over,
This review is from: The Lucky Ones (Paperback)
The first story in The Lucky Ones left me ambivalent, but I'm very glad I continued, because the book became more compelling as it went on. The overlap between certain characters and events in the stories mean that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I agree with the reviewer who said that Mrs Daley's Daughter is a masterpiece. We all know women who cannot resist undermining their daughters when their daughters have babies, so Mrs Daley is utterly recognisable, but so well-drawn I could not only taste her resentment and control-freakery, but understand it and trace it right back to its roots. The final story is also excellent, and ties up loose threads from earlier episodes. This is the first of Cusk's books I've read, and on the strength of it I will definitely be reading more.