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by Hilary Mantel
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pedestrienne rated it 2 years ago
I found this to be dense but rewarding writing, and just permeated with weariness and sadness. Not just because of how thoughtlessly mean Colette is about Alison, especially her weight (and Colette is truly unlikeable but well-written in that way)- but how being connected to the Spirit realm, as ima...
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A_TiffyFit's Booklikes rated it 8 years ago
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 9 years ago
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 9 years ago
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 11 years ago
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 12 years ago
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 12 years ago
Kaethe rated it 15 years ago
What a cool premise. I like the idea of someone who really is psychic, although I can't help feeling that mantel was too hard on her poor protagonist.mysterious and pragmatic
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