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Supremely over-rated and far from heavenly
on 26 April 2011
Don't buy this book for your horse mad daughter...
Don't buy this book for your pony mad niece...
Don't buy this book for anyone of innocent mind, it would be highly unsuitable, as it is very adult in places.
I found the whole book a rather clinical, unenjoyable read. Books very rarely leave me cold, I try to find something good in every read but this particular novel left me freezing, it lacked any form of genuine emotional stimulus.
I found the animal cruelty horrific, and the emotionless descriptions of it inhumanly cold.
The human characters were unlikable and the emotion of both human and animal alike poorly written and lacking any genuine feel.
I imagine it would seem an interesting insight in to the equine world if you have no links to it, but as a horse owner and lover I found the book a real chore and struggled to finish it. If I had checked Horse Heaven out of the library it would have been returned unread, but having spent good money on buying this book I felt obliged to read it.
This book was more Horse Hell than 'Horse Heaven'
Suitable for readers age 18+ due to scenes of a sexual nature, and explicit animal cruelty.