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Haunting and poignant,
This review is from: The Snow Goose (Hardcover)
Probably Gallico's most well-known work, this is a poignant tale of an ugly man with inner beauty who loves a pretty and shy young girl who brings him the injured snow goose of the title. The snow goose haunts the novel and inspired William Fiennes' wonderful book, The Snow Geese.
To create this memorable story in only 55 pages is quite an achievement. My one quibble is that, as an American, his attempts at reproducing working-class Cockney speech are pretty wide of the mark.
This book was chosen for our reading group as a short Christmas read and of the nine members, seven loved it and only two did not enjoy it. The harshest criticism was that it was "trite and sentimental". At the other extreme, one member immediately added it to her Amazon wishlist and was disappointed not to get it for Christmas (we support our local library by ordering our books through them).