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Toby's Room - Community Reviews back

by Pat Barker
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staciebnsn
staciebnsn rated it 8 years ago
This book was weird. I thought it was going to be about this woman's quest to find out what happened to her brother (events take place during WWI), which did happen...However, in setting up this relationship at the beginning of the novel the author made some, shall we say, interesting choices, and I...
halfmanhalfbook
halfmanhalfbook rated it 8 years ago
I had never heard of Pat Barker before, and read this as a monthly book group read.It is a sad story about a brother an sister, who share a very dark secret, and is set just before the First World War. The family they come from is slightly dysfunctional, but fairly well to do, and Elinor has a tempe...
carey
carey rated it 9 years ago
Harrowing stuff, although for me some of the characters (especially Toby) not fleshed out enough to be bothered about and some of her techniques (dream sequences for instance...) i found weak, but once again she brings the emotions and horrors of WW1 vividly to life and the main storyline - althoug...
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