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Still Life, by Sarah Winman

grafe_'s review

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25

jillterry22's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

ohmurph's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

helen_ford's review

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

jacstomski's review

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

beedavey89's review

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emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

lynda_reads's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

booksandquilts's review

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

jbraith's review

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

libbysbookshelf's review

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STILL LIFE by SARAH WINMAN 

It would be difficult to call this book anything other than epic. 

Spanning decades, this novel comes alive in on the streets of Florence. The weather, the food, the art, the drink, the people; this is what makes Florence Florence. And this is a writer who understands Italy and Italians. Winman has achieved something quite special in these pages. 

I will admit that I enjoyed the opening of this novel, but it wasn’t until I was a quarter of the way through that this book really started to shine. Perhaps that’s because of the large cast of characters that one has to get to know well first. But by the end, even Col was a hit with me. 

There’s something so beautifully sad about this book and, although I’ve only spent about 2 weeks with these characters, I feel as though I’ve been with them for years. 

I recommend this if you want to read something that will consume you for the foreseeable future. 

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