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  • A spectacular tale taking us through two millenia

    John Boyne is so fantastically versatile in his writing. There is no topic that he cannot mould and shape and arrange to suit his style and skill set. The storyline here was so different from anything I’ve read before. From 30% in or so I finally got to grips with how it was written but initially the huge jumps in dates and distance between suggested locations confused me. The names changed from chapter to chapter, which was a very interesting concept, the change in places, in continents even, and huge jump in years, at first only served to add confusion but gradually gave way to my recognition of the mammoth task Boyne had undertaken and delivered with such fine accomplishment. Me did research enough to write 30 or 40 novels such was the variation in locations and settings of the different phases of this novel. The story too was good and I began to long to see what changes would come with the next era. I really loved when I recognised other characters from his previous novels. I thought they were expertly included in the narrative. And I loved 2016 and the epilogue so much. They represented how life is and how life could so easily be. I can’t imagine how much time and effort, drafting and redrafting went into this accomplishment but I applaud the author’s efforts. The is a novel the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Well done John Boyne, again!!!!

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