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Started 12/11/2008 16:31:38 by sapphire. Topic has 11 reply(s).

sapphire

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Mister Pip..
#1 Posted 12/11/2008 16:31:38
Mister Pip

Mister Pip
Lloyd Jones

I was going to pass this book on to my grand daughter till I got half way through.I loved the book although it was very disturbing.I wonder if it was based on fact.

 

reader1

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#2 Posted 16/11/2008 14:05:12

The war that was going on is fact (look it up on Wikipedia) but the story is fiction. Its a wonderful book although there is a very sudden turning point.

 

doylesbooks

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#3 Posted 19/11/2008 21:50:27

I also thoroughly enjoyed this book, great storyline whilst setting the scene in what was very real. really easy to read.

 

AmandaSt

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#4 Posted 30/11/2008 22:27:46

i thought it was great too. so sad but also quite uplifting at the same time.

 

Kell

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#5 Posted 24/12/2008 14:25:29

I've just started this book and so far, so good - I came to it with no expectations at all as all I knew was it had something to do with Great Expectations...

 

Bookmad Emma

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#6 Posted 19/02/2009 11:42:45

Fantastic book. I was re-reading it recently and knew that something pivotal and unpleasant happened but couldn't remember what or when. I was waiting to give blood when I reached that bit and was comlpetely gripped and horrfied again. I almost had to peep through my fingers to read in the way that you hide when watching something gruesome on the television or at the cinema. My daughter read the book after me and I could tell when she reached that part as the gasped. I loved the unfolding of the story.

 

Hellie24799

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#7 Posted 31/03/2009 22:38:03

I found this hard going.....intriguing but hard going....maybe I loved 'GE' too much, same thing happened when I tried to read heathcliff' as I adore 'Wuthering heights.'
That said I lovged 'Wide Sargasso Sea'- related to Jane Eyre....Rochester's mad wife Bertha Mason...my GCSE englaish teacher, seeing how much I loved JE told me I needed to read it and she was right.

 

scubagirl

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#8 Posted 09/04/2009 21:49:10

This book was heading to my all time top ten before 'that bit'. I know its my fault for not being tough enough but I just couldn't get past the brutality. my book club read it about 4 months after I had and in flipping through it to talk about it I just wanted to start afresh it was so compelling. Still am not ready though!

 

Hetty

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#9 Posted 01/05/2009 11:21:27

I have almost finished reading this - have got past that bit - but even amongst that Lloyd Jones is giveing us beautiful prose - talking of the beautiful world.
My 2nd best book of the year I think.

 

Eglute

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#10 Posted 14/05/2009 11:11:57

Brilliant book!

 

Marmalade

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#11 Posted 23/05/2009 17:39:07

I've just finished it. I've never read a book that made me gasp with shock! Caught me out - wasn't expecting that. Couldn't read it again though, the characters were incredibly real which made what happened to them just too painful to witness twice. Powerful writing.

 

Hellie24799

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#12 Posted 15/08/2009 16:18:20

Quoted from Marmalade View Post
I've just finished it. I've never read a book that made me gasp with shock! Caught me out - wasn't expecting that. Couldn't read it again though, the characters were incredibly real which made what happened to them just too painful to witness twice. Powerful writing.

I completely agree. Interesting choice of words - 'witness' - you must be a very visual reader, like me, are you - I picture everything and everyone in my mind's eye as I read..