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Nicholas Drayson
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nente
nente rated it 7 years ago
A definitive example of "tell-not-show". Yes, that seems to be the guiding principle of this book's style. Even the birds are told and enumerated by name, though what could hold a greater potential of "showing" than two hundred exotic birds? Each character of any importance to the story has a neat i...
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it 9 years ago
I loved this book. The main protagonist, Mr. Malik is simply adorable. He is a man of unusual integrity living in a city filled with corruption. He is an older man in love with a woman who has no idea of the secrets that lie behind an unassuming façade. The story unfolds over the course of a f...
DP9
DP9 rated it 11 years ago
Utterly charming. I love the way the author speaks directly to the reader as if he is telling the story. I was also very impressed with the audiobook reader - great accents, and a wide range of distinctive voices for the various characters.
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 11 years ago
A review on the back of the book jacket states "a sort of P.G. Wodehouse meets Alexander McCall Smith." I do see their point, but I felt this was more than just a sort of comedy of manners or errors. The main character is a kind, good man, similar to JLB Maketoni in "No 1 Ladie's Detective Agency." ...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 11 years ago
NO SPOILERS!!!In conclusion: The ending is cute, but with this final note I haven't given anything away. It is how you get from A to Z that is important. A perfect comfort read, if that is what you are looking for. Please see below for more detailed information. *************************************...
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