When I first began reading this novel by Graham Swift, I wanted to go through each page as fast as I could. But when I reached the final chapter, I went back and read it again a few times, since I couldn’t believe that was the end. I just loved the book, it’s easy to read and has a catchy plot.
The main narrative follows detective George Webb, in a profound reflection on a few of his cases, as well as his personal life and the way the two blend. There is of course a love story (or rather a few), but it is hard to tell if any of them have a happy ending. The book also deals with the abstract theme of deprivation, which is explored in a couple of secondary plot lines. Every character is stuck in his own circumstances or reality, without the possibility to escape Continue reading