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The Land Within

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, First, 155 pages
Published October 2012 by Penguin SA
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Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"He had always associated the farm with the smell of death."

How's that for an opening paragraph?

Now you just have to fill in the next 150 pages with writing equally descriptive and intriguing. How difficult can it be?

Probably not difficult at all, because Alistair Morgan does it so effortlessly. Unless writing intriguing stories in a descriptive and effortless manner is actually difficult and Mr. Morgan has mastered the art.

This is a beautifully written human story set in South Africa. It's n
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“The Land Within”
Publisher: Penguin Books 2012
Verdict: 5/5

“Henry would look in the mirror and come face-to-face with a thirty-eight-year-old man who understood that one day the worst of his past would have to be exhumed at the expense of these elegant comforts”
Set against the backdrop of the unnerving tranquillity of the African bush The Land Within narrates the story of Henry Knott a Clinical Psychologist with a seemingly perfect life, to the outside world.
The novel unveils Henry’s inner strugg
Very, very good. From the opening line, Morgan maintains a constant sense of unease. A journey through Henry's life which sees the calm psychologist being forced to confront his past and face up to who he really is.
To be devoured in a single sitting.
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