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CHARACTERS ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Beryl Bainbridge In a remote of the PDFEPUB #191 cottage in Wales two urban couples are spending their holiday with an idea. The entire book comes together in the last sentence which was very frustrating I felt the story should have really begun when it was over The writing was average and the plot lacking If you want my opinion give it a miss

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REVIEW Another Part of the Wood ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ý [KINDLE] ❆ Another Part of the Wood By Beryl Bainbridge – Insolpro.co.uk In a remote cottage in Wales two urban couples are spending their holiday with an idealistic owner and his protege At the beginning everything is idyllic but catastrophe l E and as the holiday continues their relationships start to show their cracks culminating in a tragic fina. I generally love everything written by Beryl Bainbridge and this was an interesting short piece which both unnerves and unsettles the reader by building up an aura of menace amongst this group of charactersThrown together in the 60's this group of misfit friends some with partners children and even a delinuent friend meet in the Welsh hills for a short holiday spent in forestry cottages under very basic conditionsAs the characters interact and this story felt like it was bordering on an edge not dissimilar to Lord of the Flies with hinted at menace and darkness within Once the characters get bored of playing Monopoly and being civil with each other then they really start to unravel BB's traditionally simple and hugely direct prose is always strangely hypnotic to me and totally absorbing

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Another Part of the WoodListic owner and his protege At the beginning everything is idyllic but catastrophe lurks behind every tre. A motley group two couples a kid a special needs obesity case a couple on site hands roughs it together well there are cabins on holiday in the Welsh woods But as the cold winds blow and an evasive bottle of meds goes rogue everything falls apart This is all likely an elusive allegory key characters are named Balfour Gosling and Roland and even with the hair raising descent into misanthropy and spite there's something very structurally satisfying about the novel In particular a Monopoly board is put out for a game twice and Bainbridge is very deft in detailing how metal pieces are assigned where dice are rolled and who's paying attention I suspect she was the only writer anywhere who could make a board game come alive in fiction Hell even the one sentence first paragraph Balfour unbearably shy was waiting for them is given symmetric force by the similar final sentence don't tempt yourself just wait for it Inspirational moment People changed and in changing affected others were affected in their turn a continual process of addition and subtraction Cut the communication lines and contact was broken no information could come through If the breach was serious enough the lapse of time long enough one could be fired upon by one's own guns