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The Returned by Jason Mott
The Returned

karami, September 27, 2013

This book for me was a beautiful and emotional story with Harold and Lucille trying to come to terms in there own ways with parenthood being unexpectedly thrusted back on them. Harold in particular struggles as the one who found there dead son and buried him. He has said his goodbyes and is reluctant to engage with the boy. The books biggest triumph for me though was the personal feel of the story. Instead of concentrating on the the world picture and giving us answers why it instead concentrates on one little family and how they cope with it all. My only little gripe was with the pacing. While the beginning and the endings are first class it did tend to dawdle in the middle and for those less pacient may lose interest quickly. Overall this is an excellent read and would recommend to anyone after something a little bit different.
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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Doctor Sleep

karami, September 27, 2013

Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your hands on Doctor Sleep. Seasoned fans know that the movie, while engrossing in its own right, is very different in many ways, and doesn't even begin to plumb the psychological depths that the book does. You could read and love Doctor Sleep without doing so, but I think people's experiences of this sequel will only be enriched by first checking out one of the mothers of all horror novels.
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The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
The Daughters of Mars

karami, September 27, 2013

This is a book which seems designed to be the Great Australian Novel - huge in scope, and yet intimate in its exploration of individual lives. It ranks with Birdsong and Private Peaceful as one the best fictional accounts of World War 1 I have read. Apart from the gripping and moving depiction of the sinking of the Archimedes, it doesn't venture into the immediate terror of war, but captures more than any other book I've read the complex feelings and attitudes of the people of the time. I fell in love with the characters, even the minor ones, and started to dread the end of the story because I knew I would miss them all.
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