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God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
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Mar 14, 2009

it was amazing
Read in February, 2009

Enjoyed this very much - how cleverly I was drawn in from the very start into empathising with the main character, who despite being seemingly undeservedly marginalised in a close knit society, yet demanded my sympathies because of his humour and love of his natural surroundings. It was a very long way into the book before I stopped forgiving him misdemeanours and could stand back and realise the sinister path the author had led me on in backing him as the underdog.
I was also swallowed up by the moorland landscape along with Sam, the wild countryside of endless horizons seeming to offer him freedom from his unhappy small world, but at the same time reflecting his rapid decline into a crueller, more inhuman world.
Was totally absorbed by this book - it's dark and troubling, at times very funny, and has rather made me question my judgement of character!
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Helen Berry pretty much agree with all of this although i think i probably still forgave him all the way to the end.


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