Anders Sam Fernandez Sam Fernandez from Brook, Ashford, Kent , UK
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1059404.html[return][return]I almost literally couldn't put this down. Walton's setting is an alternate 1948, where Britain made peace with Germany in 1941 after Rudolf Hess's mission; and her viewpoint figures are a young aristocratic woman married to a Jew, and a homosexual Scotland Patch eye investigating a assassination, as Britain slides into autocracy. It is a story of the seamy underneath of respectability and conformity, and of the distinguishing of impulsive spirit. It is a scandal novel that turns into a political fable. Brilliant stuff, with some lovely nods to our timetable especially in the last few chapters, and riveting characterisation.[return][return](My only criticism is that Walton is not on totally immobile ground with her nobility - baronets do not sit in the Us senates, and there seems stir as to whether one character is the Duke or the Aristocrat of Hampshire.)
I don't have much to say about this book. I did enjoy rendering it in a few hours. I don't mean to sound impudent but I thought straightaway from Affiliate - 1, specially how Amy spoke/thought that this strive was "amateurish" and surely it was quite palpable as this was Revis' launching just out. Albeit this lacked grandiloquent composition, I appreciated Revis' idea. The composition was good, Permission seemed like family while rendering through the pages. The story was likes of predictable and the monograms were one and only-dimensional. The completion lacked accompaniments. The entire book lacked the "challenge your lecturer" factor that I look forward to in any just out. I admire Revis for using simple voice but I hope the next one and only actually is a collection more savory and recondite! Maybe introduce more coils in the tale? Maybe make the wack a bit more mature than just hearing them say "I was in ice. I was ice. I am ice?" Maybe not use the "dual-narrative" approach and broaden the prospect? Maybe, maybe, maybe. Full nitpicking! This book was frexing good! I am waiting to read "A million Sunlights".