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Three Brothers by Peter Ackroyd


2013
12.30

“Set in the late fifties and begins in London’s poorer part of Camden. We are introduced to the siblings and what Ackroyd does well is describing people and places.
Sadly this short novel is let down by a loose storyline, a shame. Perhaps I’ll go back to his earlier novels such as Hawksmoor.

Score 6/10

Date read December 2013

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Harvest by Jim Crace


2013
12.29

“The main character and his voice annoyed me, I just couldn’t like him, perhaps this is how it is intended. I expected better, this was shortlisted and tipped to win the Booker (it didn’t).
Within a few days a communal village set around the middle ages falls apart. Also read as our book club and the group scored it 5.75/10

Score 4/10

Date read December 2013

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The Invisibles by Stef Penney


2013
12.28

“A sort of mystery‚Ķ
A world of gypsies is exposed when a missing girls father employs a detective who is joint protagonist with a gypsy boy, they tell the story.
Nothing wrong with this story, writing is ok, I just couldn’t maintain interest or enthusiasm easily.

Score 5/10

Date read December 2013

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