A Quiet Belief In Angels, R.J. Ellory

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This thriller story is quite good and I almost rated 4 out 5 stars for it. The reason I gave 3 out of 5 is because it seems the story is a bit lengthy and repetitive. When it comes to the middle of the story, it seems the author is dragging the story for a few more chapters before ending the story. Also, the main character has the most unfortunate experience I ever read in my life and the bad things that happened on him are continuous.

When I read the story at the beginning, I feel the story is quite interesting and I'm curious with the author's background. I was a bit disappointed when I read the news about the author posting fake reviews of his books: Crime writer caught out posting fake online reviews of his books is now exposed trying to change his life story. I personally feel a bit shocked with the news as I never expect the author need to create fake reviews since the story is really good and I assume the author should have tremendous confidence in his writing. Well, I just hope it won't happen again because I really feel the author did a great job in his work and he shouldn't ruin up his reputation with fake reviews.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from this story:

'And given one [life], we wish for two, or three, or more, so easily forgetting the one we had was spent unwisely.'


>'My mother said that nothing could crush a man's spirit so much as telling him he could not help.'
>'At times I have believed that age is the enemy of truth.'
>'The past was like an eye, and sometimes I was ahead of it, sometimes behind, but it was always there...opening, closing, opening once more.'
>'Words were not forgotten. Words were remembered, and time seemed to give them nothing but strength.'

Rating: ★★★
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