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At last a really great read!,
By A Customer
This review is from: How the Dead Live (Hardcover)
I loved this book it was a real rollercoaster of emotions and ideas and unlike other reviewers I did not find Self to be pretentious and I did not require a thesaurus!
Lily is a complex, somewhat unlikable character but her journey from a tedious death into an excrutiatingly dull afterlife is a marvellous fantasy. The tedium is wonderfully alleviated by the lithopedian (who I liked very much) and the glorious fats; blubbery creatures formed from the weight Lily shed and gained in life.
It is cleverly structured and yes you have to have your wits about you to keep up, but hey if you want it easy them choose Catherine Cookson.
The ending is subtle and bittersweet. Truly a book to keep you thinking.
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2010 04:13:39 BDT
Mr. C. W. Rowlands says:
Did you understand ALL the words? Im impressed if you did.
Posted on 17 Jan 2011 14:21:49 GMT
J. McAvoy says:
I think you may mean a dictionary, not a thesaurus.
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