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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - Community Reviews back

by Claire North
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Books, books and more books rated it 1 year ago
Series: N/A Publisher: Redblock (2014) Genre(s): Mystery, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction I really liked this book and YAY for Claire North for making non-linear narrative work! However, I didn't really like that the story was so narrow in scope (although it is grandiose, or it seems so): I wa...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 2 years ago
EXTREMELY unique premise that is well written (though scattered at times) and has interesting concept/characters. Overall, this is a mostly enjoyable read but it took a reeeaaalllyyy long time to end and when it did I just stared at the ereader for a long while. It didn't bog down at any one place, ...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it 2 years ago
There's really not much to say about this that other reviewers haven't said sooner and better. And I'm an unabashed Claire North/Kate Griffin fangirl, so perhaps I'm an easy target for her particular brand of literary magic, but in any case, this was spectacularly good.
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 2 years ago
This book blends several genres together seamlessly into one intricate, if not at times wandering, story. There is science fiction, to be sure, but also healthy doses of historical fiction, mystery, and literary fiction in here which make it a good book-club book or crossover novel for those who mig...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 3 years ago
I'm done with this book. I cannot explain why I always feel so bogged down trudging through Russia unexpectedly, though I am aware of the similarity of, you know, every other invasion of Russia ever. This isn't war, precisely, but I just stopped caring once it stopped being as much of a mystery an...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
It is hard to rate a book that is well-crafted but which I actively disliked. I’ll call it middle of the road; clearly it works for many readers. There are partial SPOILERS below.This is basically a time travel book. Harry August is one of a small group of people who are reborn over and over again, ...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
It is hard to rate a book that is well-crafted but which I actively disliked. I’ll call it middle of the road; clearly it works for many readers. There are partial SPOILERS below.This is basically a time travel book. Harry August is one of a small group of people who are reborn over and over again, ...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Urban fantasy has made me dislike the use of first person narrative and nobody should ever get me started on the subject of The Time Traveller's Wife, so perhaps a story about time travel wasn't ever going to be an easy sell for me? Still, I'd heard Claire North speak at a small local SFF festival a...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it 3 years ago
Really cool premise and different take on time travel/reincarnation. Occasionally got too caught up in the philosophy and scientific talk and there were parts that felt more like filler. The ending was a bit quick and anticlimactic but really enjoyed the book as a whole.
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 3 years ago
If you've ever read Kate Atkinson's 'Life After Life', this is a little bit like it. It's not so much a story of reincarnation over different lifetimes, but rebirth at the same time and point in history, and reliving it all over again (not dissimilar to the movie 'Groundhog Day). Such incarnates are...
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