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The Quickening Maze - Adam Foulds
The Quickening Maze
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780224087469 (0224087460)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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helenliz rated it
4.0 The Quickening Maze
I enjoyed this. It's one of those books where nothing much happens, but everything happens. There are no obvious heroes or villains, it's stocked with people doing what people do, some of them are nicer than others, but they're all just human. Set in an asylum where John Clare, the rural poet, is lo...
SJane rated it
Adam Foulds possesses a very fine writing style, and that is the high point of this book. The plot and subplots are also engaging, and the sundry characters, based on real people, are winning. The story centers on John Clare, the earthy English “peasant poet,” and his stay at an insane asylum run by...
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it
3.0 The Quickening Maze
Please read my full review here: http://cineastesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-quickening-maze-by-adam-foulds.html
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it
4.0 The Quickening Maze
This was just such a gorgeously written novel! Set in a mental hospital near London in 1840, the novel follows the experiences of several people linked to the hospital. The main one being the poet John Clare and is based on real events that took place in Epping Forest during that time. It's not a ve...
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