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4.0 out of 5 stars A really good book, 24 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Speckled People (Paperback)
Hamilton's "speckled people" is a really profound, moving and well-written book. An Irish speaker myself who also has fluent English (of course) fluent French and Italian and who lived in three different countries in the past, needless to say I was fascinated by Hamilton's reflection on homesickeness and multiculturalism/multilingual education. That book is well written and I think the writer comes across as being a good person too, which is always a nice thing about some authors and some books. I certainly feel I would like meeting Hamilton in person. What I found truly inspiring in the novel is Hamilton's style, particularly the way in which he describes the sticky uneasinness of childhood, not in an over dramatised way but in a vivid way that would ring very true to those who feel they had a not altogether bad, but somewhat strange childhood experience. I would recommend this book to any bi-national, linguist or indeed anyone who loves a deep book written in an elegant way.
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