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4.0 out of 5 stars Loss management, 25 July 2006
This review is from: The Sea (Hardcover)
The book is a great short story but I have to admit that from all the reviews I read about it I was expecting something a little more overwhelming. The story is mainly about loss and how you are (un)able to manage it, survive it and not be crushed either by it or by the side effects, aka remorse. Although the writing is beautiful and incredibly poetic there are times in which I think the author could have kept it more down to earth and still would not have lost nothing of the poetic emotions it is able to convey. It is a book I read with a "spleen" feeling all the time; a sad, nostalgic mood which, inevitably draw me to think about my own share of loss and remorse. Truth be said it's a story that makes you go into yourself and dig deep. It's just that we've got to be prepared for it. As for the most far back flashback parts of the story I just loved them. The descriptions are fabulous; it's like you're watching a black and white old movie picture, although full of soft tender colours. You go back to all your old past sea holidays, when you were a kid, you go back to all those lovely by the sea villages, to those summers scents, lights and places. It's a trip down memory lane either you want it or not. After you have finished it, it is still there for a while... So it has to be something worthwhile.
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