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Even more good news for Kate Atkinson fans
by Jonny on Aug 26, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Categories: News

Missed Kate Atkinson’s fascinating interview with fellow Transworld author / award-winning broadcaster Jenni Murray on Radio 4′s Woman Hour?  Well here is some good news, you can listen again by clicking on the link below!

Reviews are coming in thick and fast for Kate’s third novel in the acclaimed Jackson Brodie series, so if you haven’t got your hands on a copy, what are you waiting for???

“Funny, bracingly intelligent and delightfully prickly…Kate Atkinson is that rarest of beasts, a genuinely surprising novelist.”

“Gripping…Suspense is tinglingly maintained throughout…shot through with wry wit and gritty realism.”
Daily Express

“Another Jackson Brodie thriller from the brilliant Kate Atkinson…the most enthralling to date.”

Faultless…plays with the tenets of the crime genre without ever sacrificing the essence of wit and nuance which make Atkinson’s novels such jubilant reads.
Scotland on Sunday

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Is it me? Possibly. Bought the book at the airport. Never read any KA before. Won’t be reading any more, I’m afraid..

Popular, yes. Easy style, yes. Shallow, yes. Unsatisfying, yes. I suppose it caters for an audience who has no need to know anything about characters and motives.

It relies on underdeveloped characters with no real motives. It’s a purely plot-driven novel. This was like reading a succession of badly-written magazine articles. Cliches abound, the text is possibly aimed at people who have ultra short attention spans. It felt like reading a succession o fsong titles strung together at random and made – surprisingly – into a novel.

And those connections between the characters… Too convenient.

I may well be alone in my disapointment and I suppose I’m not the target audience but hey.

Posted on September 6th, 2008 at 11:28 am by Rebecca Leon 
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