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This review is from: May We Be Forgiven (Paperback)
I'm sure this is a 'great' book, why else would it gain so many accolades. However on a personal level I thoroughly disliked it. The promising start quickly disintegrated into a soup of sex and schmaltz and the only compassion I felt was for the neglected dog.
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2014 16:31:51 GMT
How thoroughly English this critique is. Disapproval of what is demonstrative, emotional or acclaimed, plus sentimental empathy only with the dog, makes me realise how grateful I am to live in prim Britain, where such Rabelaisian shenanegans would never be acknowledged in polite society. I'd thought 'Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells' was an extinct breed, but it's heartening to know that it lives on in the literary suburbs.
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