yes. The characters wend their way into your heart, the story is engrossing, and worthwhile insights come along steadily.
Saturday by Ian McEwan. The rhythm and pacing are similar, and the characters reveal themselves as events unfold.
The main characters voice and tone are quite vivid. I'm not certain I would hear this as clearly in my head while reading the written word.
A Lie Made True
Ultimately, this is a novel about love, deceit, and truth.
I loved The Potato Factory and The Power of One, both by Courtenay
none, since murder and mayhem do not appeal to me
This is a man's book. If you love the filth and violence of whale boats, graphic violence, highly descriptive sex, and endless repetition, then you've found your book. If you have delicate sensitivities, steer your ship to safer harbors.
YES TO SCOTT, NO TO HARLAN
NO BECAUSE THE GRAPHIC VIOLENCE IS REPULSIVE.
HE WAS PERFECT
I SO ADMIRE THE CONSTRUCTION. BUT I DO NOT LIKE TO READ ABOUT SERIAL MURDERS, ETC, SO I MADE A MISTAKE IN CHOOSING THIS BOOK.
THE WRITING IS MASTERFUL
SINCE I CAN ONLY NAME ONE, IT WOULD BE MARY. SHE EMBODIES ALL THAT IS GOOD AND STRONG IN THE NAME OF PERSEVERANCE.
THE ARM WRESTLING SCENE BUT IN ALL HONESTY, EVERY SCENE IS MIND BLOWING.
A SAGA OF CONSEQUENCE
I READ THE POWER OF ONE 15 YEARS AGO AND THOUGHT IT MOST BRILLIANT. SO PLEASED TO REDISCOVER BRYCE CORTENAY. I HAVE LEARNED THAT HE HAS WRITTEN 21 BOOKS AND HOPE TO READ THEM ALL. THE POTATO FACTORY IS AT THE VERY TOP OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS. RIVETING. THE CHARACTERS BREATHE. THE STORY IS EXTRAORDINARY. COULD NOT LOVE IT MORE.
From the first minute to the last I was fully engaged and riveted
Lev won my heart with his steady growth into a man of character. I felt as though I was seeing the world through his tested lenses.
All equally terrific
too many to choose just one
My best friend is a reference librarian in SE CT and this book was chosen as their annual book for all of SE CT to read. Every three years a work of fiction is selected. She said everyone greatly enjoyed the book.
The last two books of fiction I've found riveting were this and Shantaram.
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