When God Was a Rabbit
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It wasn't until near the end of this book that I realised why I found it slightly annoying, all of the characters were "quirky" and kind. There was total acceptance of what people did and how they acted, it was like reading a story through honey coloured glasses.
The authors writing style of eluding to the future with a sentence such as 'we would see each other again, but only the once - as children, anyway" broke the flow of the story and I found it a clumsy device.
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Unlike kiwiinengland, I actually enjoyed the quirkiness of the characters and found most of them reasonably plausible (I suppose because I actually know people a bit like that in real life). What I did find hard to swallow was the lottery win - it seemed to have so little impact on their lives other than as a clumsy device to allow the author to make things like the move to Cornwall possible. But otherwise, it's completely ignored by everyone - in fact, the central character even mentions at one point that she'd forgotten they were rich. So it ended up feeling like just a lazy way for the author to dig herself out of plot holes.
Overall, mostly entertaining, but occasionally annoying.