I finished Shirley Hazzard’s Transit of Venus last night – absolutely loved it, and will read it again soon – and did a quick google to see what others thought.
Apart from reading an Amazon reviewer that made me want to read more of their reviews for the first time, I loved the review from the woman who sniffs, “it’s no Jane Austin”. Jane Austin? No, I guess it’s not.

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  1. mez says:

    mmm. see what you mean
    “So why on earth would anyone want to read The Transit of Venus? Some say the writing is pretentious: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

  2. mia says:

    Ok, so it’s not the best start in the world. But the rest of the review is extremely perceptive.

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