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Chris Cleave

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11+ oeuvres 11,969 utilisateurs 744 critiques 16 Favoris

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Chris Cleave is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London. His first novel, Incendiary, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award, was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, won the United States Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Award, and won the Prix Special du Jury at the afficher plus French Prix des Lecteurs 2007. His second novel, Little Bee, was shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Award for Best Novel. His third novel, Gold, was published in 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

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BooksInMirror | 520 autres critiques | Feb 19, 2024 |
This book sells itself by not telling you anything about the story. The summary on Amazon says WE DO NOT WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BOOK. I admit, the secrecy made me want to read the book more, however, I think it's completlely unnecessary. They could explain the plot without it cheaping the reading experience in any way.

Little Bee is a quick read -- it took me about two days to finish it. I found some of the passages beautiful but overall I found the book disappointing. Some of the characters, Little Bee in particular, have a lovely take on the world, but the overall plot is unfulfilling.

My biggest problem is that the book is sad, overwhelmingly sad, and since I read for pleasure that's really not what I'm looking for in a novel.

My recomendation: get it from the library, don't buy it. Also, don't read if you don't want sad. And don't expect a mystery.
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hmonkeyreads | 520 autres critiques | Jan 25, 2024 |
The book jacket says "We don't want to tell you WHAT HAPPENS in this book. It is truly SPECIAL STORY and we don't want to spoil it." The back cover has excerpts from ten or more newspapers acclaiming the book as "Ambitious and Fearless", "Stunning", "...Poignant and Compelling," "A Mesmerizing Tour De Force", and on and on. As a result, I suspect my expectations were too high because I was disappointed with the book. I liked the character of Little Bee but didn't care at all about Sarah, who is central to the story. The ending was a mess and without giving anything away here, I find it difficult to believe a mother would willingly put her son in such a dangerous situation. On the plus side, it did call attention to the dehumanizing conditions of the British Immigration and Detention Center and the evils resulting from takeovers of oil rich lands.… (plus d'informations)
ellink | 520 autres critiques | Jan 22, 2024 |
This was OK and easy to read but I much preferred "The Other Hand". No-one in my reading group was a fan. People who have this kind of mentality just puzzle me, so I was never going to like them much. And that end - someone call the NSPCC!!
infjsarah | 73 autres critiques | Jan 4, 2024 |


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