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4.0 out of 5 stars The Breaking of the Shell, 28 July 2010
By K. Connor (stockport uk) – See all my reviews
This review is from: The Breaking of the Shell (Paperback)

Alexander (definitely not Alex!) Baker has not exactly been the model husband/friend/colleague. A childhood accident, words from beyond the grave, drink, drugs and a breakdown. But this was the turning point in his life.

I had to keep reminding myself that Alexander was a fictional character as the book reads like a biography. The storyline is interesting and somethimes very intriguing. Quite often I found myself staring off into space thinking about my own life with the questions that Alexander brought up, especially after he started to use his ex-wife, Helen’s `system’.

There was one thing that irritated me slightly and that was the use of the words Mumma and Dada throughout the book, even once Alexander was an adult. It just didn’t seem appropriate somehow for an intelligent adult to still be calling his parents by these ‘baby’ names.

A nice read which will also get you thinking about your own life.


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