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Restless by William  Boyd
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Mar 30, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 30 to 31, 2012

It's difficult to say if this is a really well written espionage novel, a very enjoyable WWII novel, or a very good novel about what it means to be human. Of course it is all three, so I guess I am just saying to be careful not to pigeon-hole this novel in one category! To share an illuminating quote from the book itself, "Maybe all great schemes are like that,' he said. 'Happenstance intersecting with received wisdom produces something entirely new and significant.' " A mother and daughter are trying to find ways to live their lives in some sort of genuine manner, and yet they must face the fact that no one is completely known to us. We all have secrets from one another. Yet on we go, and that is the point! Good read. I waver between three and four stars on this one......I think four because I definitely want to read more of Boyd's novels.

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