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The Rain Before it Falls by Jonathan Coe
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Jul 18, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: english
Read in September, 2009

Difficult to rate and review. In the end I was a little bit disappointed. Big mysteries are announced but eventually not revealed. A lot of characters appear on the show and I recommand a written diagram for all the daughters, grand-daughters, uncles and aunts from several generations and decades. Though I did not quite understand for what purpose Coe made it as complicated as he did. He could have dropped at least 50 % of his staff without spoiling the plot. But maybe this is not a solid argument. Many families ARE complicated and we meet thousands of people in our life who are not crucial fr our "plot".
So why four stars and not less? Because this is a wonderfully written book with an intelligent narrator and I liked to read this "cv in 20 pics" a lot. Not a book to love passionately, but a book to start a friendship with.
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