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terrific insight

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Reviewed: 19-07-2017

This was such a brilliant insight into the life of a man who started life in a similar place in the world to me but who's heritage and appearance lead him to such a different path. What this story does more than anything else though is humanize a man who at many staged of his life would be written off as a statistic. Thank you, Maajid.

Incredible

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Reviewed: 27-06-2017

The core of this story is well known to me. What I enjoyed most about this re-read as an adult was the insight into the southern culture, not just its vices but its virtues.

annoyingly brilliant

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Reviewed: 30-05-2017

Having as little affection for high society as I do, I was always reticent to read this book. I find that I now detest myself for enjoying it so much and I believe I judged it unfairly. The tête-à-tête between the two main characters was enthralling and laced with double meaning. On a more simplistic note I learned about half a dozen new words. Jane Austen's critique of high society and its trappings was piercing and I should have given her more credit.

in addition, Rosamund Pike's narration was exceptional.

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