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Forgive Me Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B002S5NOYE
- Publisher : Harper Perennial (4 September 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 392 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,413,431 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I finished last night -- and I truly am disappointed with the book. I feel as if Ward manipulated her readers -- I suppose she intended it as a clever writer's device (I won't give it away). But I came away completely confused. Yes, I did as her "Reading Club Guide" suggested, and went back and read through the boy's journal to find "clues". But,
frankly, that really irritated me. Why should I have to re-read a book, just to understand the ending?! It became a cerebral, not visceral, exercise -- and I feel as if I just wasted the better part of a precious day of my life.
I was fully aware of apartheid -- had studied South African history in college, in a course on British Imperialism, and had followed the events in the subsequent years: Winnie Mandela and the "necklaces", and Bishop Tutu's Reconciliation trials. Some readers said that the book was useful in instructing them about S. African history. I didn't even learn that from the book.
In a word: "Disappointing".
Sad to say,I will not be looking forward to Ms. Ward's next book with great anticipation.