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Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel
Beyond Black
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 A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Colette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her. When they meet at a fair, Alison invites Colette at once to join her on... show more
 A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Colette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her. When they meet at a fair, Alison invites Colette at once to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside. It is not long before the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest--insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312426057 (0312426054)
ASIN: 312426054
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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A_TiffyFit's Booklikes
A_TiffyFit's Booklikes rated it
1.0 Beyond Black
I really struggled reading this book. Just because I didn't like it, doesn't mean it's a bad read, it just wasn't for me. I found the meandering flashes of Alison's past both horrifying for what she endured and annoying for not having enough information. I thought Colette was a selfish, stone cold b...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it
4.0 Hilary Mantel - Beyond Black
Oh god. Where do I even begin? Lots of reviewers complained they didn't know where the book was going. Well, I didn't know either, but I thought it was a good thing. Don't you just love when you don't know where the book is going? 'Beyond Black' was going in all sorts of directions at once. It was a...
Read Write Read
Read Write Read rated it
5.0 Beyond Black
This is just an extraordinary book. Superbly written, but not an easy read. It's provocative, challenging and has a similar complexity of language as Wolf Hall & A Place of Greater Safety. It's readers book, if you get my drift. Will definitely re-read.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.0
This is one of those books. You know those books, the ones that aren't bad, but aren't good, but you're not entirely upset you read, but they don't really inspire you to find anything more by the author.(Thankfully, I already Wolf Hall so I know she can do better).It's one of those books that you k...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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Yuk
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