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This review is from: February (Paperback)
After reading good reviews I bought this on Kindle.
Quite frankly I was glad to be able to 'turn the pages over' quickly.
The plot could have been summarised in one page. A disaster in the past followed by a very ordinary life of reminiscing is padded out by zigzagging back and forward in time. The structure is delineated by dates and places at the beginning of each of the short chapters which lead to a predictable conclusion. The use of the present tense irritated me, and the characters were over described as they could not develop in the non linear telling. Not for me. I cannot understand how it was Booker Prize long list.