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Atkinson's novel is obviously not rooted in dull reality. Narrator Isobel has an uncanny knowledge of past and future events; Charles is obsessed with the concept of parallel universes and time travel; and a faery curse hangs over everybody. Fortunately, Kate Atkinson is a masterful writer who manages to keep her world of wonders in check. Human Croquet is no ordinary novel, and readers who venture into the Fairfax universe are in for a magical ride. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
What an incredible imagination Kate Atkinson has....another truly brilliant novel with convincing characters and inspired storytelling. I just love her writingPublished 4 months ago by Deborah Frankland
This was my first Atkinson non Brodie book... And I loved it. The exploration of reality and parallel universe is cleverly done... Which story is true???? Which is not??? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had read a couple of Kate Atkinson's novels but this was very different. It leaps from past to present and even to the future. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2011 by Trainergirl
This was one of the strangest books I've ever read and believe me,I read alot. 16 year old Isobel of Arden,England expriences a series of strange occurances surrounding herself and... Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002 by Robyn Lee Markow
I bought this book after reading Behind the Scenes at the Museum. I really like Kate Atkinsons writing style.
This is a story of much complexity and I couldn't put it down. Read more
Atkinson is an extremely witty and clever author. Every page (often every paragraph or sentence) contains something to wonder at, to laugh at, to be surprised at. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2000 by Susan K. Perry
Kate Atkinson has a quite unusual and creative style of writing. If you like very linear,unambiguous fiction, she is definitely not for you but if you are up for a challenging and... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2000 by Carol S.
This book was lovely -- beautiful descriptions, fascinating characters and plot, and an intriguing first chapter that hooked me instantly. Read morePublished on June 26 2000 by "jillheather"
I just can't stop read it! Isobel's live is so piercing and unbelievable that it's still a pleasure to leap from one page to another even if it's not the first time...Published on April 21 2000 by Ravache Alice