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Outstanding novel by a beginner,
This review is from: The Wilderness (Paperback)
I have just finished reading "The Wilderness" and found it incredibly moving, as well as beautifully written and poetic. I agreed that the characters can seem a bit underdeveloped or one-sided but I put that down to experiencing them through what remains of Jake's memory. I don't know and guess no one really can know what it is like to lose your memory and have your whole self disintegrate but I think that Samantha Harvey has made an excellent attempt to convey what it would be like. As I have been reading a bit about dementia as some one near to me may be suffering, I was very interested to read this in order to try to understand more. I would highly recommend this.