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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
An enchanting tale, brilliant in its simple yet profound insight into human...
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Created: 03/24/11

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Posted Jun. 14, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

I was drawn in immediately and felt empathy with the characters and situation until about 3/4 of the way through. At this point I think the author felt obliged to tie up every loose thread and create an unrealistic "action" ending, which did not fit in with the satirical, witty and meaningful first part of the book. If the author had only ended the book after the first time the Major and Ms. Ali go away together and walk off hand in hand the next morning. We didn't need the faux and manipulated ending!


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There's no other word to describe this book except "charming". My mother and I never liked to read the same kind of books and this one is finally one I think I could have recommended to her with confidence. I especially liked the author's ability to present the personality of Major Pettigrew in such a way that I felt as one with him as he went through his daily adventures. Just a delightful read.


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