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Benjamin's Gift by Michael  Golding
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Nov 28, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in November, 2007

This was a fast and delightful read. I'm surprised that there aren't more reviews of it here -- totally enjoyable and engaging and clever. The story itself asks you to suspend your disbelief on one very key thing. Once you do, the author never insults you with it. He never makes it feel unnatural. You accept it as fact and it starts to feel real because of his writing style.

There are a couple of points where things feel awkward -- Benjamin seems to move through every point in history from 1929 to 1969, and be present at everything major, which feels rushed and unnatural only a couple of moments. But they're not enough to hamper your enjoyment of this book. Highly recommended!
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