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text 2017-03-23 15:59
Wow!
A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson

Just completely blown away by the ending of this book.

 

Recommended.

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text 2016-12-26 13:56
Reading progress update: I've read 352 out of 529 pages.
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

Loving the book, but I'm getting really pissed off with the phantom margin scribbler. When a book is written by an English author, set in England, and published in England, it is not incorrect to use "vice" rather than "vise" when talking about a person's grip.  

 

Oh, and "martial" was correct, so don't write "marital" in the margin, it makes you look like an idiot. 

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text 2016-12-23 01:57
Reading progress update: I've read 172 out of 529 pages.
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

She's got more lives than a cat has Ursula. She's been stillborn, suffocated by a cat, plunged off a roof, drowned, sucumbed to Spanish 'flu, and has just left the gas on in her flat. 

 

It obviously confused whoever had this library book before me because the margin is littered with questionmarks. 

 

Weird, but definitely a fun read so far.

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text 2016-12-19 14:12
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

As the man on the Planet Fitness ad says, "I lift things up, and put them down".

 

 

 

And that's what I've been like with my reading lately. I'll pick up a book, start it, and then get distracted and just can't get back into it. Even Hild has been discarded.

 

But then I spotted Life After Life on the library shelf. I've always liked Kate Atkinson. Her use of language of fabulous, and she is expert at drawing the reader into another time period. And I was intrigued by the blurb...

 

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?

 

 

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review 2016-09-18 22:55
A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson
A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson

A companion to Life After Life. Atkinson's plotting and writing and magical realism, all of it just gets better and better.

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