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The book's content is nothing like what I expected from the title and blurb
on 10 April 2017
I think the book's name is extremely misleading. I expected an exploration of the mother's feelings about her lost child, but the account of Philomena herself ends very early in the book. The early part was interesting, but soon the bookbecomes simply the lifestory of her son, complete with detailed accounts of his homosexuality and his job in the Republican administration. Moreoever, I felt the writing was very pedestrian, all tell and no show... Some people may find the extensive descriptions of US politics etc interesting, but they are hardly what the book promised! Very disappointing!