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Showing all books by: Andrew Miller

Snowdrops
The story of a Brit lawyer's mid-life crisis in Moscow. Girls, Cossacks, strip-clubs, bodies and scams abound.
Good story. In fact the author does a great job of engendering plenty of sympathy for the main character, in spite of the outcome. Another Christmas pressie from La.
Score: 8
Published: 2011
Read: January 21st 2012

Pure
A young engineer in 1700s rural France thinks he has got his lucky break when he is selected to go to Paris to oversee a new project. However his task is to remove all the bodies from the Les Innocents graveyard at Les Halles, demolish the tombs and the church. Off he goes, deals with the nasty stench, gets on with the job, and meets some fun people.
Pretty good. I liked the historical details, all seemed very real. All the supporting characters seemed excessively weird, although maybe living in the smell of decomposing bodies caused that.
Score: 7.5
Published: 2011
Read: April 15th 2012