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"This was an impulse buy - I picked it up…"
This was an impulse buy - I picked it up because the cover was so beautiful. I hadn't heard of the author or the book before. What a surprise to find myself reading something so exquisitely beautiful. Not only is the writing amazing, but the story and the characters are so involving, humorous, and moving. I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I was so surprised or moved by a book.
The story revolves around four characters: a father and son, who are a retired boxer and an actor, respectively, a London housewife, and a saint, who is watching over the dying father in a hospice. The father and son relive their lives, as the wonderful character of Meryl, the housewife, pops in and out. If this sounds strange, then I haven't done it justice! It works fabulously, and is a gripping read while being startlingly, amazingly original.
I would recommend it to everyone!Read moreLess