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Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
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Feb 08, 11

Brideshead Lite... very light. I loved the Shell Seekers and liked September. This is a very weak production which rides on the popularity of those books - and I am really amazed that none of the reviews I've seen have commented on the class-consciousness and sexism which pervade the novel. Judith is a boring character who doesn't seem at all attached to any of the people who die tragically around her, some of whose deaths allow her to climb socially and improve her position, but not to actually marry someone out of her own class... heaven forbid! Through it all she goes placidly, making the appropriate noises and miming emotional responses to the events that occur (rather predictably). The saving grace is the setting - I kept reading only to see mention of the various names and locations in Cornwall, or else to catch a few historical references. This is a fairly harmless way to spend a few hours, but no more than that.
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