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Bereft by Chris Womersley
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Nov 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: australia, australians-at-war, 10review
Read from January 15 to 21, 2011

Bereft is a fascinating novel for fans of the gothic. There is a crime, but the interest in this story is nothing to do with whodunnit. That’s obvious from early on; it’s the story of a man coming-to-terms with his own life that makes it such a compelling tale. The characterisation is memorable, and Womersley’s prose and imagery is so vivid that I found myself stopping to savour it often. My reading journal is full of superb quotations and images that I copied out by hand as examples of a writer in full control of his craft.

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01/16/2011 page 75
27.0% "Oh, this is good. This is really, really good!"
01/18/2011 page 264
96.0% "Finished. I'm just mulling over my review..."

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message 1: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia This must not be out in the states yet.

Lisa Cynthia wrote: "This must not be out in the states yet." It hasn't been out long here in Oz either, so I guess that the international rights are still under negotiation. If you register at the Book Depository they will notify you as soon as it becomes available.

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