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The Lie by Helen Dunmore
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it was amazing
bookshelves: e-book, netgalley

Note: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in place of an honest review.

This is a simple story, interspersing three periods of a man's life: as a child, fighting in the Great War and finally upon his return. This is the second book of Helen's that I've read, the first being Burning Bright (1995). Her poetic writing, gorgeous in that earlier work, has matured significantly. The fluid, evocative style creates believable characters and dramatically sets each scene, creating a book that is a joy to read. If you like war stories heavy on plot, Birdsong springs to mind, then this probably isn't for you, but if you enjoy getting lost in meandering prose, you won't go wrong with The Lie.
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Reading Progress

January 17, 2014 – Started Reading
January 17, 2014 – Shelved
February 15, 2014 – Shelved as: e-book
February 15, 2014 – Finished Reading
April 22, 2014 – Shelved as: netgalley

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