This is beautiful, terrible and wonderful. The prose is simply breathtaking and, although it's utterly devastating, it's not without hope. Look, it's won a bunch of accolades, there's not much I can say in a paragraph to even touch on its brilliance.
Really could not get on with this one. I didn't find the characters engaging and I didn't always like the writing style. The things that happen to the family are tragic, but it didn't evoke any empathy, just sadness.
OH DEAR LORD! What the hell was this?The writing was wayyyyyyyy too typical. I read only 110 pages and dropped it. I had no clue where the story was going. It was so intense that I couldn't even distinguish between characters and story line.This book is a Booker Prize winner and for sure, I'll try t...
This is a deeply disturbing, profoundly thought-provoking, excellent book. I honestly don't remember the last time I had so much fun reading something. In many ways it's an ugly book, but Roy's prose is beautiful and the non-linear narrative is expertly woven.
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