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by Kate Atkinson
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I would have given this book 3.5 stars, but Atkinson's writing could make even the most banal storyline compelling. Honestly, I felt like this novel could have used more editing, but hey, I picked it because I liked Life After Life, and I also love a big fat paperback. Some characters, (looking at y...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it 3 years ago
Their names written on water. Or scorched into the earth. Or atomized into the air. Legion.Have you ever read a book that you hated to put down but also hated to keep reading because you couldn’t bear the thought of reaching the end? That’s how I felt reading Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, the comp...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it 3 years ago
Their names written on water. Or scorched into the earth. Or atomized into the air. Legion.Have you ever read a book that you hated to put down but also hated to keep reading because you couldn’t bear the thought of reaching the end? That’s how I felt reading Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, the comp...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 5 years ago
A companion to Life After Life. Atkinson's plotting and writing and magical realism, all of it just gets better and better.Library copy
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Reading Life After Life was such an odd and wonderful experience that I was curious about what Kate Atkinson would do in the companion novel, A God in Ruins. Rather than a post-structuralist and philosophical fictional biography, Atkinson gives us a meandering bildungsroman in A God in Ruins. It’s d...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 6 years ago
I DNF'd this book last night. I was so bored with A God in Ruins that I skipped the second half of the book and advanced to the end of the book. There is a twist at the end of the story, but it was too little and too late, and I had kind of predicted it anyway. As with Life After Life, it was no...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 6 years ago
A God In Ruins, Kate Atkinson, author; Alex Jennings, narrator The book opens with the quote, “A man is a god in ruins.” The story then proceeds to illustrate Teddy Todd’s life from his childhood to his death. It is a poignant tale about an easy-going, non-confrontational man who always seems to wan...
Merle
Merle rated it 6 years ago
I loved Life After Life but am setting this one aside after 106 pages - it's a relief not to feel obliged to read the rest of it.Life After Life is a puzzle box, a kaleidoscope of interlocking stories, where the unusual concept and Ursula's repeated deaths and attempts to avoid past mistakes create ...
Merle
Merle rated it 7 years ago
I loved [b:Life After Life|15952899|Life After Life|Jill McCorkle|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1354232941s/15952899.jpg|21704329] but am setting this one aside after 106 pages - it's a relief not to feel obliged to read the rest of it.Life After Life is a puzzle box, a kaleidoscope of interlocking ...
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