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Eve Green

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    In contrast to the other reviewers....

    I found the dreamy prose of Eve Green to be highly satisfying. Fletcher has Eve narrate just as anyone reminiscing might, holding a conversation with the reader: she discusses the matters of today, and then flows back to her memories that have shaped who she is today. In fact, I found that often the back- and-forth narration marked a consistent contrast that maintained order in the book: each memory provoked a present-day thought, which led naturally to another memory. I was certainly never lost, and the book has held my attention for multiple rereadings. I also very much enjoyed Fletcher's close attention to detail, which makes her prose vivid, delightful and beautiful to read, and perfectly fits the child's-eye view that Eve shares with us as she recounts the events that shaped her first year in Wales. Overall, the book's themes, while not particularly unique, are expressed in a wonderfully new way, and Fletcher's ability to uncover for her reader multiple stories (Eve's current life with Daniel and an upcoming baby, Eve's childhood in Wales, and the story of Eve's parents) is remarkable. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    I am a very avid reader of many years and I can wholeheartly agree with the two reviewers that left a negative rating. It was almost impossible to figure out the theme of this book because she jumped from one age - eight years old to suddenly standing in a graveyard as an adult expecting a child and then flip flops back to being a child again at her grandparents farm. It moves forward and then back tracks. After 62 pages of this torture, I removed my bookmark and said enough. I have no patience with authors that lack consistency in their narration. I will not attempt any other future books by this author. Eve Green was her first novel and should be her last unless she can change her narrative to flow more in keeping with the reader's interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    a good read

    I expected more from this novel after hearing so much about it. It is very poetic but I hated the way the author flip-flopped in her narration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2005

    Lovely

    I loved this book! The writing is lyrical and the story very moving. I look forward to Ms. Fletchers next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2004

    Hopeful but Disappointed

    This definitely seemed like my kind of book. A small town, secrets, romance, an eerie mystery but none of these stood a chance with the authors dream-like way of writting. It switches between present and several different pasts with little order. It has this vague and illusive feel to it when what I really wanted was to be told this story in a more plain and direct way. It is like very flowery stream of conscience prose.

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