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Sceptre, 2012 - Competition (Psychology) - 366 pages
47 Reviews

The extraordinary third novel from Chris Cleave, author of the internationally bestselling, Costa-shortlisted THE OTHER HAND.

Usually, this is where we'd tell you what this book is about.

But with Chris Cleave, it's a bit different.

Because if you've read THE OTHER HAND or INCENDIARY, you'll know that what his books are about is only part of the story - what really matters is how they make you feel.

GOLD is about the limits of human endurance, both physical and emotional.

It will make you cry.

GOLD is about what drives us to succeed - and what we choose to sacrifice for success.

It will make you feel glad to be alive.

GOLD is about the struggles we all face every day; the conflict between winning on others' terms, and triumphing on your own.

It will make you count your blessings.

GOLD is a story told as only Chris Cleave could tell it. And once you begin, it will be a heart-pounding race to the finish.

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Cleave's writing is tremendously engaging. - Goodreads
Wow ... this novel was really hard to read. - Goodreads
The language bothered me and the plot was predictable. - Goodreads
Average writing and average story. - Goodreads
He did his research and it shows. - Goodreads

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User Review  - RavenswoodPublishing - LibraryThing

Book Title: "Gold” Author: Chris Cleave Published By: Simon & Schuster Age Recommended: 17+ Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5 Review: Be warned this story will make you cry as well as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deyanne - Goodreads

Read Little Bee in a book club and hence my reason for selecting this book. There is still some good prose, but the story is centered around the volatile and emotional relationship between three ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham Award, among others. His second, the Costa-shortlisted THE OTHER HAND, was a global bestseller and sat in the New York Times Top Ten for over a year (under the US title, Little Bee). Both books were shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes. He lives in Kingston-upon-Thames with his wife and three children, and welcomes readers at, and

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