The Fall

by Simon Mawer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349116520 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSherlockfanwing of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 11/12/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, November 12, 2015
Another book by Simon Mawer - YEAH! Will be reading this on the way to Auckland for the AKD UnConvention later this morning. Not even too much wind so it shouldn't be a bumpy ride out of Wellington.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, January 02, 2016
It was a very smooth ride to Auckland thank goodness.
As expected I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What a terrific writer Mawer is. I enjoyed Mendell's dwarf and this is right up to standard.

As I always do, after I'd finished I went to read reviews on 'goodreads' one of my favourite reviewing sites. I was delighted with the reviews and for my own purposes don't feel the need to make a full reviews BUT I thoroughly recommend going to that site and read some of the stunning reviews there that exactly reflect my delight with this book. I'm delighted to find someone who really wants to read this and it will be in the mail once this holiday season reverts to normal postal hours.

Journal Entry 3 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, January 02, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (1/5/2016 UTC) at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Posting to 'catsalive' to fulfill a Southern Cross Book Exchange obligation that I overlooked in September. Couldn't have sent this then though because I only recently acquired it. I'm using my regular release note which occasionally works!

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Journal Entry 4 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Received for the September 2015 SCBE. Thanks for this wishlist book, Sherlockfan.

Journal Entry 5 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, January 07, 2017
As lonely boys in the Welsh Hills, Rob Dewar and Jamie Matthewson were as close as friends could be. Both exiled from home and both fatherless, they shared a passion for the mountains. So, when forty years on, Jamie is found dead at the foot of the Great Wall, a vertical, holdless slab of Welsh granite, Rob feels compelled to return to the place where they had grown up, to confront the past.

Theirs is a story that begins with their parents' own, intense relationships; an unlikely three-way friendship of the glamorous predator Caroline, the vulnerable, courageous Diana and the enigmatic Guy Matthewson. The secrets these three share, born in the heat of the war and common tragedy, are buried so deep it seems they may never be uncovered.


I enjoyed this book about falling & climbing & love. It is well-written, indeed quite beautifully in places, & also remarkably easy to read - I read most of it in one sitting. I do feel so sad for Jamie, & all those lives lived at crossed purposes. I had a very good idea throughout the book what was humming along under all these relationships, so I wasn't surprised, more pleased to have been on the right track, which enhanced my enjoyment of the tale more than anything.

As per Sherlockfan, see The Fall at GR for more in depth reviews, they are worth a look.

Journal Entry 6 by catsalive at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 13, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/13/2017 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to jeniwren for the Australasian wishlist tag.

Journal Entry 7 by wingjeniwrenwing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thanks so much for this wishlist tag :)

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