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The First Sense by [Postlethwaite, N. P.]
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Length: 246 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 718 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Bookbaby; 1 edition (6 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EDQJJHM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #673,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I felt compelled to add a review on here, something which I have never done before, after a friend drew my attention to this book.
I consider myself a bit of a tough crowd when it comes to my tolerance for bad literature, I am a huge fan of David Mitchell, Salman Rushdie, Gary Shteyngart, et al. and am definitely not a fan of chick-lit.
So with my tastes established, I just wanted to add some praise for this debut novel. I found the characterisation to be strong and believable, the elements that set the story in the not-too-distant future are imaginative and entertaining. There are some beautiful pieces of observational descriptive prose, some very moving passages and several genuine belly laughs.
The strongest ingredients of the book are the engaging characters, the storyline, which intrigues and surprises right to the last page, and critically some of the most sumptuous descriptions of food and emotion that I have read since Chocolat. I sincerely hope the author is planning 'The Edible Remedy Cookbook' soon, as my mouth will probably never stop watering until I've tasted salt chocolate and toasted peanut muffins, or fennel bread with butternut squash pate, or rosewater and cardamom buns!
Considering this is a self-published book that hasn't gone through the rigorous editing process of a published novel, there are of course a couple of bits of grammatical tinkering to be done, but the absence of the strong editor means you get to taste the book raw, as the author intended it. This is no fast-food manufactured pulp fiction, this is lovingly crafted, homemade and delicious story-telling, which you will devour greedily in one sitting!
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The author displays a natural flair for gripping, highly original storytelling and combines an unpredictable blend of elements that truly works - The futuristic setting, the deeply human moments, loneliness, longing and fantastic characterisation that is genuinely moving to read. There's an eccentric undercurrent, perhaps showcased best by the mouth watering, gastronomic passages! A lovely body of work. Truly captivating. If this was a hardback, once opened, it would be nigh on impossible to close it until the conclusion, the reading is that infectious. For £2.02, an absolute bargain and I look forward to more from N.P. Postlethwaite! In the meantime, an excellent companion and addition to the other inhabitants of your digital library. A high five from me!
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A work of art...a vivid and beautiful book. The novelist's eye creates a chain of events that is stunningly executed and gripping. The quality of imagination at play here is truly quite special.
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Brilliantly written. I want to go to the Edible Remedy Cafe with all my friends, lovely to read, we'll done x
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This is quite a find very interesting characters and both beautiful & emotionally written. First time I have read anything by this author but cant stop reading it The First Sense
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