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Times Online - Books

"Children today may look as if they are addicted to computer games, but given half a chance they will sprawl on the sofa or beach towel absorbed in an imaginary world. An exceptionally strong crop of holiday books has been released this summer..."

Amanda Craig's holiday roundup in The Times includes a recommendation for Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now, a book that is garnering a bemusing litany of blissed-out rapture. It looks as if my review, when it appears in The Scotsman, will be a solitary thumbs-down for a book which I found to have a number of very serious flaws, not the least of which is a fatal inconsistency in the narrative voice, which purports to be telling the story in retrospect - 'And so here's what happened' - but then proceeds in the voice of unknowing naivety.

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