Top positive review
Will be re-reading this - great!
on 13 September 2017
I was a bit put off by the fact that this had won the Booker Prize, but I shouldn't have been - I really enjoyed it. I was able to immerse myself in the story at once without being conscious of the author trying to impress. The writing is amazing - very atmospheric and convincing, allowing me to 'be' there with the characters, and also very understated, with a lovely subtle humour. Very moving and also page-turny in a way I hadn't expected. Really cared about the characters by the end. The way things are revealed is very clever.
This is one I can imagine re-reading. I find myself thinking about it still, which is always a good sign. Definitely five stars!