- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 799 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Picador (4 July 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DRCBUNO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #127,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
What I particularly enjoyed was the texture of Pen and Cara - they are flawed and that goes for their relationship too. Cara sometimes comes off as self indulgent and flighty, Pen is too forgiving and can even see that her relentless love towards Cara isn't necessarily deserved. I suppose all of this makes the characters relatable. I've given this 5 stars because it was so lovely and rich, I found myself trying to prolong the book even though it was so compulsively readable. It was exactly the sort of book I was looking for when I first picked it up, and I find myself going back to it, however I wouldn't recommend it to someone who wants a novel thick on plot.
I have read and enjoyed Emma Donoghue before - it feels like each of her books are so different in theme and style but this shares that same sense of tenderness and detail that seems to run through them all.
Pen is faithful, comes over as almost motherly. Cara is odd, unique, flighty and irresistible. For the last four years they have lived with Cara’s father, appropriately named Mr Wall, a distantly loving man. It is left to the reader to work out if he knows about the girls’ relationship.
Cara’s sister, Kate, arrives from the US where she has lived since the age of 16 with her mother. Pen knew her at school and old feelings for her are re-awakened. I worried about the ending but didn’t need to. There are also some moments of wry humour.
Kate is a little too lightly drawn as is Mr Wall. Despite these minor quibbles Donoghue’s language is a joy. I read her words as I listen to a piece of music. A brilliant, insightful, sensitive writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was advertised as being in `Very Good` condition but the front cover was badly creased and marked, all the page edges were browned and when closed the top and side of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is very rare that I abandon a book, even more unlikely if it's an audio-book. However, this book, written many years before Emma Donoghue's fantastic book, Room, did not live up... Read morePublished 23 months ago by DubaiReader
The book itself is well written, and cleverly thought out. Having read Astray and Slammerkin I feel that Emma Donoghue has an ability to write knowledgably about diverse topics.Published on 28 Dec. 2013 by mystic
Pen's lover, a woman she has been with for 13 years, has just died in a car crash and now she finds herself trying to survive the first week as a secret widow. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2007 by M. H. Costeris
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