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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
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Apr 06, 2012

it was ok
Read from March 11 to April 06, 2012

Stopped reading this 200 pages in. I understand its greatness, but it's just too slow for my taste. A lot happens in the story, but it's described in a way that makes it seem like nothing is happening at all. There's very little action going on, even though a good chunk of this book revolves around WWI and the trenches. It's hard to care for the characters because they all have annoying qualities and silly reasons for why they make any of their decisions. It's just not a book I can invest much in (and considering it's 500 pages, I have no desire to invest all this time in it either).
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April I nearly quit too and I don't blame you.

Robert Please try again really all comes together

Melanie Applegate You need to keep reading, the beginning is abit slow but without it the rest of the story wouldn't be so good! This is one of my favourite novels. I have even seen the theatre production was brilliant!

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