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Caution - You may fall in love with this book,
This review is from: When God was a Rabbit (Paperback)
Engaging, affecting, moreish and skilfully written. This book moved me more than anything I've read in quite some time.
A very realistic account of the trials and tribulations of family life sprinkled with enough fairy dust and some cutting humour which binds it all together into a hugely entertaining story that follows Elle, a kind hearted young girl wise beyond her years into a confused adult and tries to make sense of the world around her.
I really felt the glow of her family's love and her pain in times of despair. The author must have a beautiful if at times manipulative heart as she pulls you full the full range of emotions. As a man reading parts of the story in a hotel lounge at times I had to stop and compose myself to avoid tears. I was surprised upon reading other reviews to find so many people felt the characters had no depth. For me this novel contains some really memorable characters, Arthur for one is a gem. At times Elle can seem emotionally sterile, almost a blank canvas but that is a huge part of her character and made it easier for me to step into her shoes and become enveloped in her world.
In my opinion this book is well worth a try and I will be recommending it to all and sundry.
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Initial post: 21 Sep 2011 00:41:34 BDT
Butty Harris says:
read "A Prayer for Owen Meany"
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