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Love and Summer by William Trevor
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Jun 10, 2010

it was ok
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Read in June, 2010

There is fine writing to be had in Trevor's short novel set in 1950s Ireland but writing alone doesn't save it from not really grabbing me in the story. The main problem, due to its length and Trevor's choice to include multiple characters rather than concentrating on the two leads: no real connection is created between reader and story. I just didn't care because there's no real depth in a single person in the entire novel. As soon as the leads begin to make way, Trevor switched the action to some irrelevant person in the village. Not sure why as this continually happening damaged the book beyond repair for me. At least it was short.
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