"Exquisite - a road 'movie' with a difference."
There is pain, love, lose, peace, sadness and also joy and laughter, but I think this book is very much like a mirror to your own life experience. I am sure if I read this book a decade ago it would be different for me but still doesn't take away from the fact that it is touchingly written and beautifully read.
"Almost a 5 star - great story well read"
My 1st Peter May book, coming from Dexter, Rankin et al, I was happy to discover another great writer.
The depth and breadth of the story and character was impressive. The changing from past and present was at times demanding of your attention - you can just about do the dishes whilst listening, anything else and you lose the plot.
It would have been a perfect 5 start if I felt convinced of the 'voice' of the young protagonist in the early part of the story, 8 year olds just dont speak like that and the narrator had trouble making it any more convincing. Ending was okay but the last couple of sentence was..... worth finding out for yourself.
Would love to give it 4.5stars
Highly recommended. I will be checking out his other books.
"If your are missing Rebus"
Fox though not quite as dark and hasn't had the time to build up the depth of character as Rebus was still enjoyable. Well read.
"An easy listen, not quite Discworld"
I could recognise Terry Pratchett's voice in this but not having read Stephen Baxter I didn't know what to expect. The characters are a bit flat and the 'sci' in the sci-fi is not as demanding, not enough of Terry Pratchett's anarchic take on science, religion and life, but its only the 1st book.....
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