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The Carpenter: A Novel Hardcover – Feb 28 2012

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Ltd (Feb. 28 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1443407348
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443407342
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #223,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mabbo on March 27 2012
Format: Hardcover
Telling a good story requires more than just details, and the author has understood that well. The scene, the characters, everything about the story- it isn't just being told to the reader, it's being felt by the reader. I want to say that it's an emotional read, but I'm not implying that this is a book about romance, or some other visible, active emotion. The emotions in this story are the rest of the spectrum- the parts the characters don't really understand about themselves, but experience anyways. Reading it is an odd experience- knowing and feeling these things the characters are experiencing, but not really understanding it yourself either.

It's not a book you can just sit down and read in an afternoon. Rather, it's one you'll read for an hour, then spend a while unable to sleep while you wrestle with demons that fictional people have. It sticks with you, which in my mind marks it as well worth reading.
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Great read Aug. 13 2012
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Format: Hardcover
A slightly slow start but throughout the book I was always wondering about another piece to the puzzle of this novel and putting it all together, which I enjoyed. As things came together it lead to a very well done ending.

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