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The Vet's Daughter Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Dec 1 2000


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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Sterling Audio Books; Unabridged edition (December 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754005348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754005346
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 12.4 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
An Immortal Book Jan. 2 2007
By Ruby Petunia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Every sentence of this book startles, as if written by a person who understood language differently and better than other writers. It is a very short novel and an astounding one, a remarkable trip into the consciousness of a young girl who is subtly estranged from the world around her. Comyns writes in her own tradition, but she bears a sure relation to Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Penelope Fitzgerald, whose devotees will certainly love this book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Neo-Gothic Classic Nov. 9 2011
By Bill Corporandy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one of my favorite books. I have read 2 of Comyn's other novels and enjoyed them but I prefer this one by a wide margin. A previous viewer has compared her to Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Penelope Fitzgerald. I see the legitimacy of the Fitzgerald comparison and especially the similarity to Bowen but not so much the Woolf comparison. I am sure there is legitimacy to her opinion but would urge readers of these reviews not to be put off if you are not a Woolf fan. I do not like Woolf but love Comyns. Her style is strange, nightmarish, gothic, and yet grimly realistic in many ways. I do not think it is a plot wrecker to mention that early on we see that this sad young girl has the gift of levitation. I guarantee you will never forget this book's vivid characters, atmosphere, and plot. By the way, another excellent novel involving levitation is Paul Auster's Mr. Vertigo.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Weird & Wonderful April 21 2011
By Gentle Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The writing in this book is so strange and vivid... reading this small book left me breathless. It starts out as a small story about a wretched girl and her horrible upbringing, then becomes kind of a fantasy, which I didn't so much care for. But still, the whole book is so original that I have recommended it to a bunch of friends.


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