5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Saturday (Paperback)
If you like to race through books that have explosive plots which twist and unravel themselves at a breathtaking pace... then this probably isn't for you.
Instead this is a richly detailed and analytical book which deserves to be read slowly, while contemplating the subtle points the author makes. The reviewers who have said they gave up as the book was 'boring' have completely missed the point. It's the incidental casual lines and phrases, irrelevant to the overall plot, which reveal the most about the main protagonist and his take on the world.
By involving the reader so deeply with Perowne's thoughts and feelings, I could hardly bear to read at the point when his family is in danger. Of course, the people who say they 'skimmed over' large parts will probably have arrived at this section lacking any empathy with the situation he is facing, but hey, that's their problem. I thought this book was fantastic.
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Initial post: 19 Nov 2008 12:54:42 GMT
Pitch Ender says:
Silliest, most non-sensical review I've ever read...
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