I put off reading this book as I had seen the movie many years ago. I really enjoyed the movie and thought that the book would be pretty much the same but in more depth. Whilst on a Courtenay marathon I decided to get the book and listen to it in it's originality. I was very surprised at the differences between the book and the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to all Courtenay fans.
From the moment I started listening I could not stop. The story and plot were very engrossing and Humphrey Bower did a fantastic job of bringing all the characters to life. As previous reviewers have said there is a section of the story right at the beginning of the novel which is quite graphic but once past that point the story is delightful. Very similar to "The Power of One" in many ways so if you enjoyed that, then this is a must read.
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