Saturday, October 8, 2011

Alex's Review - On Canaan's Side

I was so excited when I first tuned into an audio-recording of On Canaan's Side. The reader had a great Irish accent and didn't do American accents too badly at all..some of the writing is absolutely beautiful...

But I confess I found the tale a tad too long and bordering on - dare I say it - pap or sentimentalism or unnecessary storytelling.....there was a time when I thought - "Oh God - the narrator is 89 years much further do we have to go - Martin Luther King's assassination, Kennedy's assassination, etc etc."

Call me heartless but I'm afraid I liked the front end of the book more than the back end.

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