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One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
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Jan 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: liked, mystery
Read in January, 2009

I started this book right around Christmas, it took me forever to finish it. I liked it though. It was a very comfortable read, to enjoy at whatever pace available.

I liked all the characters. I liked how she had each chapter from a different character and how the same scene was viewed and interpreted by the different characters. I liked how it all fit together perfectly and her acknowledgment of that throughout (you never doubted it would) and her heavy-handed, tongue-in-cheek symbolism of the matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls).

I even found myself weeping a little in a later chapter involving a cat, a fourteen-year-old boy and his mother.

It was a fun read, but Jackson, oh, poor Jackson. Dogged and sad, likable and pathetic all the while. I'm anxious to read the next book, involving him, but am wary of the title, because I wonder, too, When Will There Be Good News

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