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The Land as Viewed from the Sea
The plots of two novels intertwine and contaminate one other in this innovative and deeply affecting tale about the boundaries of fiction, friendship, and love. When John allows his best friend Julian to read his novel, it becomes clear to Julian that the contents of the work are more fact than fiction, revealing their shared love for Catherine and tracing the descent of t ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Seren
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I really like the scenes set at sea, and the scenes with the characters working the land. I liked the structure of the story within the story - although the reveals were a little more predictable than I would have liked. I found the characters real, if not altogether likeable. My biggest letter down was the final section, which I almost wish I hadn't read. Sometimes explanation kills the magic. Sometimes there are things it's better not to know?!