The Land as Viewed from the Sea

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Seren, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 191 pages
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The plots of two novels intertwine and contaminate one other in this innovative and deeply affecting tale about the boundaries of fiction, friendship, and love. When John allows his best friend Julian to read his novel, it becomes clear to Julian that the contents of the work are more fact than fiction, revealing their shared love for Catherine and tracing the descent of their once-ideal friendship into jealousy and recrimination. As John and Julian's friendship deteriorates in the real world, it becomes evident that John's fiction has invaded reality and turned thier nonfiction lives upside down.

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User Review  - Stuart Riddle - Goodreads

Sorry for this harsh rating. I reserve 1 star ratings for books that I just can't bear to finish. This is only the third book in my life that has earnt such a rating. Read full review

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User Review  - sisterimapoet - Goodreads

I really like the scenes set at sea, and the scenes with the characters working the land. I liked the structure of the story within the story - although the reveals were a little more predictable than ... Read full review


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\Richard Collins is a teacher at the Institute of Rural Studies in Llanbadarn, Wales.

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