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The Rain Before it Falls - Jonathan Coe
The Rain Before it Falls
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670917280 (0670917281)
Publisher: Viking Books
Edition language: English
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The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
Jonathan Coe gets really lyrical all through this book.Well, perhaps the choice of having a monologue for so many pages is not the best, but it works somehow. The same fact it's a voice recorded on tape speaking would have made it potentially hard to stand, but I enjoyed and really appreciated the ...
ellaminnowpea rated it
I really want to enjoy the story that is told here, but I can't get into Coe's narration. It's chunky and doesn't hold my attention.
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 Luminous Writing About Familial Damage
This beautifully written book takes the form of an oral narrative, recorded on a set of cassettes discovered beside the body of Rosamund, an elderly woman who has killed herself rather than let cancer do the job for her. It's the story of Rosamund's entanglement with her cousin Beatrix, a thoroughly...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
The critical wisdom on this is, as many have mentioned, that it's slight--the generally suspenseful story eventually unfolding into some generically familiar family dynamics. Whatever... maybe. Even on its own terms, the story unfolds with an engrossing sense of momentum, with Coe's fantastic eye ...
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