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The Children's Book - A.S. Byatt
The Children's Book
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780701183905 (070118390X)
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune rated it
0.0 A.S. Byatt: The Children's Book - DNF
Ok, this is not for me. 70 odd pages and no hint of a plot, just a lot of scene setting and Victorian historical information. I get that this is likely to be character or society study rather than a plot-driven novel, which is fair enough, but I'm not digging the writing. There is a lot of info...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0 Life as period costume
A densely woven account of connected families growing and changing over the late Victorian period up until the end of WWI. Byatt centres her narrative on the lives of the children, following their development and emotional perspectives. The book is openly aestheticising at the expense of pure realis...
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it
1.0 The Children's Book
I'm not terribly good at keeping many characters straight in books but once they actually start doing something I usually manage to remember who is who. While reading this book, 100 pages from the end, I had to flip back and re-read the garden party scene near the beginning where everybody is introd...
Slightly Off Center Books
Slightly Off Center Books rated it
3.0 The Children's Book
This book was very well written, and the characters were mostly complex and interesting. I enjoyed reading it for the most part. My problem was that every chapter or so, Byatt would take a break from the story to give a history lesson. Yes, the characters and narrative were often influenced by the ...
nente rated it
3.0 The Children's Book
This really is a good book, you know. Oh, and by the way, it's called "The Children's Book", but it isn't a children's book. It is very well written, bursting with information, full of vivid images, fascinating, impressive, at times even moving.But.Well, everyone knew there's going to be a but.I'm t...
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