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    A very good read indeed

    Starts slow but stick with it. The characters drew me in and the ending has tones of To Kill a Mockingbird about it. I loved being transported to the marsh girls world
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    Best book I've read in a long time...

    Wonderful main character. Story starts sad and whimsical and turns dark. Gripping story line and the author has well researched the period and location. Loved it!
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    Wishful thinking

    A well-intended misfire. A first fiction work, it tries to embrace lyrical description, lecturettes on natural history, romantic saga and some trite poetry. The result is indigestible. Written by a practised biologist and wildlife chronicler, the natural world is closely observed and the marshland setting brought lovingly to life. But the book is unconvincing when dealing with human relationships. For me, the story held true through the abandonment of the lone child, her rejection by the townsfolk and her struggles to survive. Here is the real heart of the book, at ease with the natural world but mistrustful of the human one. From here on it descends into cliche: the faithful Negroes, the love interest who teaches her to read, the handsome scoundrel who seduces and abandons her. The scorned child turns out to be a beauty. Surprise, surprise. Her suitor's lessons transform her into a literate, erudite expert on marsh ecology and author of highly regarded books. Love triumphs in the end. Time uncovers the answer to a mystery death. This book has won lots of praise, wide promotion and a film version. It didn't work for me.
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    Where the crawdads sing

    Fantastic could not put the book down Thoroughly recomend
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    Where the Crawdads Sing

    Definitely one of the best books I have read, the pace and intrigue was compelling.
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