- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Picador; Main Market edition (22 Mar. 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150982751X
- ISBN-13: 978-1509827510
- Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Long Forgotten Hardcover – 22 Mar 2018
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Whitehouse makes you feel what it's like to be 12 again: the obsessions, the fears, the boundless curiosity. Heartwarming and heartbreaking, sometimes in the space of one page (Stylist)
Powerful, eccentric . . . Whitehouse's writing is energetic and pacey, spiked with startling moments of tenderness and superbly controlled (The Times)
Outlandishly clever, ingenious . . . There's no question that David Whitehouse is a writer to watch (Janet Maslin New York Times)
Effortlessly entertaining, smart and effervescent―and that’s only this novel’s outer layer. The Long Forgotten has deep roots of insight that make it subtly resonant and memorable. Whitehouse is a writer with a dazzling wit and a striking empathy. (Benjamin Wood, author of The Ecliptic)
Intriguing, imaginative and beguiling (Alan McMonagle, author of Ithaca)
This is a wonderful book, its different strands weaving around each other and coming together in the most fantastic conclusion. I am so jealous of David Whitehouse’s writing – his use of language is almost unfair (Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt)
What makes us, us? Our parents, our pasts, our memories? The questions that this novel poses are intriguing. (Daily Mail)
Three stories unfold in this imaginatively written and cleverly constructed novel, creating a satisfying read. (Choice)
This intoxicating mystery about memory and loss is a dazzling work of fiction. (Bookriot)
Complex, multi-layered and rich with vivid detail. Never have flowers seemed so beautiful, or has love-at-first-sight felt so intense . . . This is a moving tale about love, loss, obsession, identity, memories and how our pasts shape us, all told with an emotion and empathy that will have you contemplating the multiple threads of the story and how they all join together. Whitehouse’s writing is at once subtle and forceful, and even if you have an inkling of how it’s going to end, the conclusion still has the power to surprise. A truly original and unforgettable novel. (Culture Fly)
The third book from multi award-winning author David Whitehouse, The Long Forgotten is a sensational novel about love, loss, inheritance and obsession.See all Product description
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David Whitehouse depicts things as simple as a room, a face, or even a flower with such power and colour, it is impossible from the first word not to fall in love with his bewitching prose. I read this from cover to cover, enveloped in what has been a scintillating story, brimming with rich characters and intriguing places. From America to Sumatra to Chile, The Long Forgotten spans a lifetime and transports the reader under the wing of an endearing explorer to some of the most exotic locations. I felt as if I was by Peter Manyweathers’ side all throughout. He is such a fantastic character. Sweet, intelligent and very endearing.
After reading this, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the flowers mentioned in this book. If you look up a few, you can really see how beautifully David Whitehouse has described them. It’s almost hard to imagine that these wonders exist in some far off place when just outside sits the ordinary flowers we keep in our plant pots. I’ve popped a picture below of a flower called the corpse flower, which can grow up to eight feet, so you can see what I mean. It’s remarkable! And I really enjoyed reading snippets about them in this book. Just one more thing I loved about it!
The Long Forgotten is a bewitching novel about love, loneliness, identity and discovery. It’s will jolt you with a shock of profound fascination and leave you meditating about the significance of time and the power of memory. I loved this book and hope to be devouring David Whitehouse’s next book very soon! Wonderful!
Intriguing. Emotional. Superb.
This is such a beautiful book for many different reasons. I loved the characters in the book and the journey, literally at times, that they go on. All of them are lonely characters, on the fridges of society. They are sleep walking through life, just trying to get by with little or no friends. Both Dove and Peter before him go on a journey of discovery as they try to unravel the mystery of what happened to the plane. I so enjoyed reading about this journey and it was heartwarming to see how much they had changed and learnt about themselves at the end.
The author has such a wonderful way of describing things that makes the reader feel that they are right there experiencing things alongside the characters. The vivid descriptions of the places they visit are stunning as is the descriptions of the unusual flowers they discover on the way. I hadn’t heard of a lot of these flowers and I enjoyed looking up all of them. I had heard of the usual looking Corpse flower however as it was featured in an episode of Go jetters!
The mystery is gradually unraveled and it was very interesting to see how it all comes together. It was a very addictive story which made the book hard to put down as I wanted to read more to discover what happened. I was also really invested in the characters and wanted to continue reading to see if they get a happy ending.
This is the first book by this author that I have read and I look forward to reading more from him in the future. If you like mysteries with heart and some beautiful descriptions you will love this book.
Huge thanks to Emma Finnigan and Picador Books for my copy of this book and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on the blog tour.
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