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The Nature of Water and Air
The Nature of Water and Air
Author: Regina McBride
"My mother was never easy in the world of houses. She was a tinker, a traveler girl who had married a wealthy man. Her name was Agatha Sheehy....There are silences all around my mother's story." So begins The Nature of Water and Air, set on a patch of Irish coast where, amid a flurry of whispers, we meet Agatha's only surviving daughter...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743203234
ISBN-10: 0743203232
Publication Date: 5/2/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
I think you need a mind more into the psychology of things to really appreciate this book. I found it slow going: although the reviews of it say things like, "McBride artfully evokes the brilliant beauty and the strange, brooding darkness that often dwell together in the Irish soul."
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Helpful Score: 3
I usually find something to like about every book I read. However, I didn't like anything about this book. I found it darkly disturbing and way beyond belief. It wasn't even remotely interesting. It was a struggle to complete reading it. Obviously, others like it. It's just not my "cup" of book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow. I did enjoy this book, but it was QUITE unsettling... disturbing, even. I just didn't see the end coming at all. While not an uplifting book, it does have moments of beauty. The shock of the end really overshadowed the majority of the book. The haunting quality of it is really lingering... and I have no idea of what I will read next. I did really like it, even if it was so shockingly upsetting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Quick read. Interesting story, especially if you like Irish people and customs.
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Interesting story with Irish folklore
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I loved this book, it was a great read.


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