qatsi (qatsi) wrote,

Book Review: The Visible World, by Mark Slouka
A sticker saying "Richard and Judy's Book Club" doesn't make me want to buy a book: in fact, it would make me reconsider. Unfortunately this title had won a prize from said club and had been reprinted with their icon embedded into the cover.

Nevertheless, like the other title I've read which came with a similar recommendation, The Shadow of the Wind, it's a good read. In some ways the writing feels light, though the story itself is dark, centring on the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Czechoslovakia in 1942, and the consequences - escapable and inescapable - for a number of individuals. The story progresses both backwards and forwards in time - we know the ultimate outcome, but the interest is in the chase, understanding who played which part in this fictional history.
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