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Saturday, 18 July 2009

Barbara Comyns

I have just discovered Barbara Comyns and I love the way she writes. I have bought all her novels and intend to read them all by Christmas. They are so readable that I finished the first one in record time. I was inspired by the simplicity of language, coloured by the occasional stunning metaphor.

She is one of very few writers who can make me laugh out loud. I can hardly wait for the next opportunity to sit down for the next chapter. She writes about tragedy in a matter of fact way, embellished with humour, sometimes pretty black. She makes ordinary things leap off the page. Amazing.

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