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I have a vague idea that I wasn t overly impressed by have a vague idea that I wasn t overly impressed by ending Ten ears and some maturity on I actually uite liked the ambiguity It s reminiscent of Julian Barnes in some ways Sense of an Ending when I read it reminded me of this and although it looks like it s pitched solidly at oung adults I think the slightly older adults are the ones who are going to appreciate it most let s say 30 and upwards Would recommend for a light but still affecting read I liked it I wouldn t rave about it I think he could ve done a lot with the characters I found the subject matter uite upsetting bullying really upsets me It s an OK read Well at least the first chapters were promising We know that the three main characters are scarred by the death of a person who was close to them and their situation interested me It all became terrible when they started talking about their past and Mason introduced the fourth main character maybe
#The Most Important One Maggie #most important one Maggie is absolutely hateful and probably one of the most unpleasant characters I ve ever met She does things for no reason at all She s pretentious selfish and completely reckless I really couldn t stand her I think that ruined everything for me Sorry guys I found the swapping of story tellers between and within chapters disconcerting and this is reflected in my rating For me this switching spoilt what could have been an interesting tale of oung adults. 's childhood tormentor a lesson But is those she left behind who learned that lessons seldom unfold as planne. Ew each other in university in England They each have their own memories of each other and the main person who linked them Julian s
SISTER IT WAS OK EACHMaggie It was Each changed viewpoint but it was marked at the start of the chapter so fairly easy to follow at first In the second half of the book there were shared chapters that alternated viewpoints each section so that was trickier I didn t really like any of the characters so that never helps in liking a book for me There was a slight surprise ending I liked this book a lot as much as his previous book The Drowning People Interesting writer I was so disappointed in this book It could have been good it should have been good but it totally failed to deliver The plot has something going for it and could have been gripping but the annoying style of constantly changing voices with sometimes just a paragraph each was an irritating and sometimes confusing distraction that ended up leaving me unengagedThe four main characters were total caricatures I neither believed in them nor liked them nor cared about any of them And I totally failed to recognize Maggie s charisma apparently central to the plot it would have gone completely unnoticed except that the author kept telling us about itEnough said Probably a 35 star using the traditional method of rating instead of the skewed GoodReads one but I remember enjoying it on my first read also so have rounded up instead of down I bought this about 10 ears ago from. Acciendental death She was always the headstrong one the righter of the wrongs It was her idea to teach Jake. .
The plot was sounding appealing but then it developed with no enthrallment at all Charachters were pretty much plain just like the writing style and nothing really new or interesting came along i wouldn t say it was boring because all in all ou are hooked to see what happens
"but then it s uite disappointing Great An entertaining thriller which I d recommend A few ears ago "then it s uite disappointing Great An entertaining thriller which I d recommend A few ears ago read a novel called The Drowning
People I fell in love with it despite one slightly melodramaticI fell in love with it despite one slightly melodramatic in the plot and went in search of novels by the same author There weren t any I was amazed to discover that this was Richard Mason s debut and that he was only 20 ears old At which point I immediately forgave him for the moment of unnecessary melodramaAn article in a weekend supplement alerted me to the fact that he had a new book out and that this one had slipped under my radarUs tells the story of Julian Jake and Adrienne The story moves effortlessly between the three characters in the
present day and back to the time when they met as students at Oxford Like Theday and back to the time when they met as students at Oxford Like The People this novel tells us what happened very early on but the how and why are only revealed very gradually Having read the article about Richard Mason just before I read this book I found myself wondering how much of this was autobiographicalI enjoyed this as I expected to although I found a few scenes broke the spell somewhat Richard Mason is not that good at writing sex scenes Julian Jack and Adrienne kn. Since their days at Oxford they've gone their separate ways but none of them have come to terms with Maggie's.