Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall by Colin McAdam


This one is going to be squirming around in my mushy head for a long time. A book so bursting with memorable lines, big ideas and snappy dialogue you'll annoy the people around you with the constant solicitation of "Hey! Listen to this!"

A unique stream of consciousness style that is best read in one sitting, Fall is pleasantly challenging at first, especially for someone (like myself) who is more used to linear first or third person narratives. Once you catch on though, you will find yourself amazed at how believable and disquieting it all is. This one should have won the Giller prize it was shortlisted for. I guess I'll just have to read The Bishop's Man and find out why the judges thought it was more worthy. It must come with a coupon for a free cookie or something.

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