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So glad you are loving it Joan. The characters get easier to sort out as time goes on. My edition had a family tree to refer to. You have so much to look forward to! Sent from my iPhone
Iceland always sounds as if it would be icy, but I guess it isn't. I'm welcoming the warm weather after such a ropey start to the summer.
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Goodness that does sound hot. I love hot weather and am sorry the autumn will be here soon, but apple pie weather makes it sound more appealing!
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Yes Ali I have seen good reports of Olive Kitteridge. Definitely one Id like to read. Im sure this one is right up your street.
Thanks Angela. Im sure youll love it.
No it wasnt hard to follow - the reader did well and it was all very clear. Poor Jessie Burton - she does seem to have suffered from her success.
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Thanks Jane. I like it too -- she was a great painter.
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I wouldnt mind 80 degrees at the moment, but I can see it would get a bit tiring. I do love the sun though and this summer we havent seen enough of it.
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The sun just when youd rather not have had it Liz! But it does lift the spirits.
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Yes Helen its an amazing achievement. I really wanted to see how she would resolve it all, otherwise Id certainly have given up.
Good luck - Im sure youll love it.
I dont think anyone was prepared for it, Kay!
Ali I knew something bad was going to happen but not what it was, so I was more or less prepared and when things started to hot up, I started turning the pages very fast. What a shock - but memorable as you say.
The O'Farrell is superb. Read that - no contest.
I noticed on Amazon that people were very divided on this too, Anne, though the newspapers seem to have adored it. Glad you enjoyed the review.
Thanks, Jane. I think if you found the short stories tough this one is not for you! Though it is rewarding if you can stomach it.
I think you were wise to leave it behind Julia - strong stuff for beautiful Italy!
Yes Liz it's not for the fainthearted. Which includes me. But it had so much to enjoy that I'm not sorry I managed it.
Hooray Joan! Im sure you will love them.
Thanks for this, Carol. I think you are right about publishers - though of course they were only quoting reviews! But I do think they tend to big things up to make them appeal to people who only like thrillers, or whatever - I think the subtleties of this book would be hard to encompass in a blurb, in fact.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2016 on I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Annabel he writes beautifully, Glad of course that you enjoyed it - perhaps I wasnt in the right mood!
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Im afraid it is, Mary!
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Interesting comment - thanks, Liz. He assuredly does not come from any kind of Indian stock -- hes about as British as they come. AS for picking up bits of Sanskrit -- of course that is a feasible idea if he had only chanted odd words, but he was chanting whole complex hymns which he could not possibly have picked up in the way you describe. All very fascinating, anyway.
Yes still much the same Helen. Liked your recent post on it all!
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2016 on Woman with Book and Cat at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes indeed James -- I'm always so full of admiration for the readers.