Saturday, 24 October 2009

Legend of a Suicide by David Vann - Four *


I read a lot of humourous books (Pratchett, Holt, Robert Rankin) although not exclusively humour. This book is the best, non humour book I have read in a long time! If you read no more of this review then at least try this book.

The synopsis of the book does not reflect the book I read. It is a story about a suicide. Or two? We keep shifting perspectives and see the story though a different view point although mostly narrated by the same 'person'. It is not comfortable inside the narrators head, but it is strangely compelling. Despite the discomfort I had to read this and enjoyed it immensely.

Having felt the twists in the middle, I may not read it again, however I may - to try to get a better understanding of how all the strands fit together.

Thank you David Vann - you really entertained me.

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