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Under the Mountain

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From the author of The Glass House, a remarkable and thought-provoking book about domestic politics and first loves; an intelligent and beautifully-written novel that exposes hidden inner lives to reveal their sometimes devastating consequences.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by Hutchinson
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I loved the other Cooke book I read but really struggled to gel with this one. I think perhaps I just didn't like the characters that much, they seems quite exclusive, like they weren't willing or able to let me in.

It also struck me as much more wordy than I expected it to be. Sometimes I have troubled with certain writer's prose, even if I love their work, Ian McEwan comes to mind, as does Lionel Shriver. But I'm glad I persevered because ultimately the novel had far greater depth than the cove...more
Jun 23, 2011 Mew rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Brilliant prose - the characters were so real in their difficult and awkward manner and the way in which they were all struggling with the world. There was a tension to the book that was like a storm that needed to pass and when it did it was a relief, yet I wanted to go back to the start.
Sammy Dawes
Unfortunately I just couldn't get into this one.
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