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mrs zoe roberts

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wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-19

I am so taken by Andre Aciman! It's been a long time since two books by the same author have moved me so deeply. I could relate to many parts of both stories, and I challenge anyone to find a book about the raw, heartbreaking and somewhat terrifying experience of love that depicts a real situation more beautifully. He doesnt shy away from the difficult things that's for sure! Love is love, whoever you are.

Wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-19

A beautiful account, raw and honest, of love. First love and heartbreak. I felt every pain point throughout.

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Difficult..

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-19

Struggled with this one, it just seemed to go on and on. Quite repetitive and the protagonist actually drove me insane at points! Usually I'm a fan but this one wasn't for me.

Amazing story....but....

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-19

what went on with the ending g. so frustrating , I was totally engrossed but the ending absolutely ruined the experience. The performances and story are worth the credit but prepare to be disappointed by the ending. Such a shame.

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Good overall

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-19

A bit confusing towards the end with which character was which. Overall a decent read

Tough to stick with

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Unfortunately this book became quite irritating for the most part. I don’t like to give poor reviews but I struggled to reach the end. The ending itself was ok but by the time I got there I couldn’t appreciate it as if been bored to death by then! I listened to another book by this author which I quite enjoyed. Hopefully it’s a one off bad novel!
The narrator did really well to even keep me there until the end!

Honest, raw, open and soul destroying!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-17

A fabulous personal experience of a family's journey together battling mental illness.
Whilst there were points where I found myself screaming at Iain in the main I applauded his unfailing honesty.
The ending wasn't as I expected and that pleased me.
Thank you for sharing so openly. I have no doubt that in doing so you will be a great support to those on a similar journey.
Fabulous work.

Love
Zoë

PS. I mean love. Sending you all copious amounts of love and the dreaded hugs xxx

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I just love this woman!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-16

Wonderful as always. I always feel so inspired by Clarissa's writings. It's a time to feel like you fit, and to celebrate the wild woman within. Let her shine. Everything she writes, speaks fills me with a renewed sense of womanhood and wonder!

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Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-16

Absolutely brilliant! Read with such beauty too. Too short as others have said. The book itself is much longer. All that said I have loved listening to this and will do again and again

Good listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-16

Beside myself is a well written book in the main. However I did get bored during some repetitive parts and I felt that the book could've been shorter. The term 'narrowing his/her eyes' was extremely over used and it became quite irritating. It made the writing seem a bit lazy at times. Otherwise a decent story, complex and an interesting journey through the lives of a troubled family.

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