Dot

[PDF] Read ↠ Dot : by Araminta Hall - Dot, Dot The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women In a higgledy piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towe [PDF] Read ↠ Dot : by Araminta Hall - Dot, Dot The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women In a higgledy piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towe

  • Title: Dot
  • Author: Araminta Hall
  • ISBN: 9780007487806
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
Dot

[PDF] Read ↠ Dot : by Araminta Hall, Dot, Araminta Hall, Dot The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women In a higgledy piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith two girls play hide and seek They don t see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open They see lots of bThe remarkable new nove [PDF] Read ↠ Dot : by Araminta Hall - Dot, Dot The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women In a higgledy piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towe

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About “Araminta Hall

  • Araminta Hall

    Araminta Hall began her career in journalism as a staff writer on teen magazine Bliss, becoming Health and Beauty editor of New Woman On her way, she wrote regular features for the Mirror s Saturday supplement and ghost wrote the super model Caprice s column.



758 thoughts on “Dot

  • Original review can be found at kristineandterri 23.5 starsI received an advanced readers copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Thank you This is a book about family, the history that shapes them, making mistakes and the consequences of those actions It centralises around Dot but it is not just her story We also hear the voices of her mother and grandmother, her absentee father, her best friend Mavis as well as both of her parents Intertwined, these [...]


  • A story that tells the tale of three generations of women and goes forward and back in time A warm but emotional read, it focuses on relationships with family members and how myths and mistakes can seep through generations Dot does not know who her father is he left before her 2nd birthday party began She finds a picture which convinces her it is him and she wants to find out I like how the narrative changes from Dot, her mother, her grandmother, her best friend and other characters including he [...]


  • Everything and Nothing was one of those books I didn t simply love at the time of reading it, I still remember it now over two years later Why did I love it so much Because it was written so skilfully that I felt like I was actually viewing the story as it was revealed so I put Dot on my wish list, and kept my fingers crossed that after the long wait the next offering would be just as good In my opinion it is Reading this book gave me that magical feeling that I really knew the characters I was [...]


  • Turned into sludgy, melodramatic mush And this is petty of me, it s embarrassing, but a few anachronistic references to 2005 really pissed me off, like people in rural towns using Facebook Facebook only came out in 2004, it wasn t as widespread as it is now Spoiler use of the London Bombings felt really cheap and offensive to me.


  • A bit of recent banter with Moira from Clothes in Books blog culminated in a one off one book reading challenge.My task was Ok, the challenge is that each of us has to read and blog a book by an author a whose first name hasn t featured before and b that name has to at least suggest a genre or style quite different from the books most closely associated with our blogs Are you on for that I feel I get off lightly, as I do dabble a toe into noir, but I think it ll do you good to read authors call [...]


  • Well, once again I find myself finishing a book and not being able to decide if I like it or not I know this sounds odd but some of the other reviewers said the same about this one What I did like about this book The characters were interesting and likeable with a few notable exceptions mainly the men I thought the writing style was mostly good and I liked the ending I m really glad it ended on an up note.What I didn t like.It just seemed so unbelievable The idea that Dot s mom never tells her a [...]


  • When I started reading it, I was a little confused by the different characters in each chapter And it stayed confusing throughout the entirety of the book.It wasn t until I reached the last three chapters or so that the story suddenly sucked me in Don t get me wrong, it was nice to read the different takes on the same story in one book Yet it were those same different takes that got me confused Sometimes I was left wondering for a long time whoms thoughts or opinions it were that I was reading.T [...]


  • Sometimes life is about big moments and grand gestures but mostly it s about the small choices and how, in those insignificant dots of time, life changes for ever A beautiful account of how life is all about choice and about how the choices, however made, impact on our own lives, and those of future generations.Mavis and Dot have been friends forever both have mothers who are a bit odd and families that don t communicate Dot lives in a big old house with her mother and grandmother, a house full [...]


  • I received a copy of the uncorrected proofs for an honest review from the publisher.Much as I love horror and other speculative fiction, I do enjoy taking a deliberate saunter down a different genre path I was attracted by the synopsis and took a chance, which I am glad I did because I found Dot to be an engaging, well written and quite an absorbing diversion This is a serious novel featuring two disconnected families, with seven flawed characters who show bad judgement throughout, you would str [...]


  • I received a copy of the uncorrected proofs for an honest review from the publisher.Much as I love horror and other speculative fiction, I do enjoy taking a deliberate saunter down a different genre path I was attracted by the synopsis and took a chance, which I am glad I did because I found Dot to be an engaging, well written and quite an absorbing diversion This is a serious novel featuring two disconnected families, with seven flawed characters who show bad judgement throughout, you would str [...]


  • I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I d first of all like to let everyone know how thoroughly ashamed I am of how long it took me to get round to this book Now that s settled, let s get onto the review I really did enjoy this read Hall s writing impressed me a lot it was mature and thoughtful, and provoked a lot of thought as I read I liked that the plot was so simple, focusing on a situation rather than a sequence of events, and yet there were far tw [...]


  • The book and its characters were hauntingly beautiful The delivery of the story felt a bit like an old train unassumingly running on its tracks you occasionally got the chance to peep in and you couldn t look away Hall doesn t have the characters on full display but rather allows them to reveal themselves, bit by bit, if you stayed on the train and simply opened your eyes The book had an intensely melancholic but gentle tone and you felt a deep sense of empathy for the female characters An issue [...]


  • This is one of those books that you will have a hard time summarizing for your friends without giving too much away, without having to recap all of it It is one of those reads that can t be wrapped up in a neat little bundle a read that will stay with you for a long time to come.Nothing really happens in this plot, and yet so much history about three generations of women is shared, so much emotion spilled out that you will end up sympathizing with all characters, celebrating in their successes a [...]


  • Wow What a read What first attracted me to this book is its short intruiging title Then I realised that Dot is a name But it s than that The book also is about a dot in time About normal people just trying their best at life and often failing I love this book It s believable, sometimes harsh but mostly just incredibly honest even when the characters are being anything but honest I really like how the author used different perspectives from quite a lot of the characters in this story and how tru [...]


  • Araminta Hall sketches out her characters with a meticulous love for details The book spins its web in a circular fashion away from the traditional chronological experience Life is an intricate journey when it comes to family The author makes a clear point of that I loved Toni s letters It takes insight into the human psyche to show the inner demons that sometimes hold us tightly in their grip We pulsate between concealments and revelations and Dot describes the on going process eloquently.A bea [...]


  • I liked this book It s multiple generational and set in Wales It has 3 generations of women who share close ties with women within their small village Every major event is presented in multiple views including some of the men in their lives Centering on Dot and her mother this is a wonderful book of love, friendship, and self reliance.


  • really enjoyed this tale, Hall really is a creative story teller, she manages to offer us the voices of some real people, by this I mean she is able to give a depth and rawness that allows you to connect and appreciate the strange dynamics of families and friendships


  • I can t decide if I liked this book or not So, I gave it a middling 3 stars The multiple POVs and timelines were sometimes hard to follow I am glad I did not listen to it as I often had to flip back to other chapters to figure out who was who and what was when But, I can sum up my review with this quote from Cool Hand Luke What we ve got here is failure to communicate.


  • This lovely, gentle novel explores the lives of a grandmother, her daughter and teenage granddaughter, all living together in one eccentric household and failing to communicate on many levels The author, Araminta Hall, guides us back and forth in time, as she unravels their individual stories while at the same time weaving them all together The perfect book for a rainy weekend in.


  • I really didn t enjoy this book, and I was so disappointed after loving Everything and Nothing Maybe I wasn t in the right frame of mind, but it was a book that I forced myself to finish, and then wished that I hadn t bothered.


  • Not quite sure what to think about this book to be honestI booth like it and don t.You actually don t get to know much about the characters I can t really get a grip on either of themill something drew me in


  • 2.5 stars It was really slow going for me I didn t like any of the characters Not one So hard for me to care or want to keep reading It got better, and the writing was good, but it just wasn t my cup of tea It was not at all what I thought it would be Meh.


  • This is a great book it deals with unspoken words that evolve into secrets and the relationships between mothers and daughters full review here0651frombrighton.u









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