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    First post, but I thought I'd jump in with my own review:

    http://oneexwidow.blogspot.com/2009/12/transition.html

    Off to do some nosing around elsewhere on the forum now...

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    I got more a feeling of injustice prevailing myself, liked it though.
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    Nice one oneexwidow & welcome aboard

    Are you a fan of A Song of Stone then?
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    Thank you - on both counts!

    Am I a fan of A Song of Stone? That's a difficult one... much like the book. It's a long time since I read it and I think I struggled with the third person narrative but appreciated the story and what he was trying to do with it.

    The point I was trying to make was that - for me - Transition was a return to a form and to a style which had been missing from Dead Air (if not The Business) onwards. A Song of Stone, while difficult, belongs with Walking on Glass and The Bridge for confident and ambitious writing that plays with the form of the novel.

    I'm working my way through re-reading them (have done up to Complicity) so will revisit and re-appraise Song in due course!

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    Fair enough, whilst I did like "Song" (it is infact a friend of mines favorite) I think Whit is the last really good non"M". The Bridge being my fav (I've not read Steep Approach)

    Agreed Transition was more ambitious again like his earlier works
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    When is transition coming out in paperback?
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    "Just have fun"

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    Hells teeth!, it's gonna be a long few months. Still, it'll make a good holiday read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Black View Post
    Fair enough, whilst I did like "Song" (it is infact a friend of mines favorite) I think Whit is the last really good non"M". The Bridge being my fav (I've not read Steep Approach)

    Agreed Transition was more ambitious again like his earlier works
    Steep Approach is like a cross between The Crow Road and The Business... but aside from a couple of purple passages it never hits the heights.

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    What are "purple passages"?
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