A truly weighty novel, which engages empathetically with one man’s experience of mental distress and the ramifications for his relationships and place in society. Wonderfully written, although very dark, this is Faulks at the peak of his powers.
I have always been fascinated by the power of words and the ability of gifted writers to ignite the imagination, fuel the intellect and feed the soul. Reading is the supreme indulgence and perhaps connects us most intimately with what it is to be human, traversing emotions and the very history of mankind.
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