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paul armfield

I’ll kick things off. I really was pulled through this book at great speed. A wonderful plot full of exceedingly well drawn characters. I found tears running down my face on a number of occasions, most notably the last few pages.
Topics for discussion:
I felt that the young William Lavery had a self-awareness far beyond his years which stretched my credulity a bit too far, what do others think?
I’m not sure the plot benefitted from jumping about from past to present, it felt like a device that was used for the sake of it, would a linear narrative have been as effective?