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Laura Blundy
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on 30 August 2002
Was the author Laura Blundy in a past life? She seems to get deep inside the soul of the character. The book is dark and suspenseful. It jumps back and forth throughout the story but is written well enough for this to be effective rather than irritating or confusing. I have recommended it to one friend but it would not be everyone's idea of good book because it does not leave you with a warm glow - more of a clammy Thames shiver...
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on 30 March 2010
Now, Julie Myerson needs to decide whether she is a critic or an artist. Sadly, she is neither. Her abominable review of Jon McGregor's 'If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things' demonstrated her lack of talent (and compassion, and perhaps general sensitivity) in the sphere of criticism, but unfortunately, there is nothing to redeem her in her artistic endeavours either. Laura Blundy is a boring character, and it is difficult to care whether she is caught for killing her husband or not. Frankly, I didn't care.I hoped she was caught in a bin like a rat. Her lover is equally boring, and the Victorian setting is contrived and irritating. Julie needs to sit down and have a good think about literature, yet VITALLY, without commenting on it or attempting to create it. Jon McGregor, however, writes with a natural clarity and beauty, and is undoubtedly the most important young author at the moment.
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