lørdag den 6. marts 2010
Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn (2006)
[Dansk titel: En god gerning (2007)]
This is the Scottish writer´s second Jackson Brodie novel.
The plot is rather complex as we experience four days seen from several different points of view. The story begins when “Paul Bradley” (one of many characters who is not what he seems in this drama) has to brake because a pedestrian steps out in front of his car. The Honda behind him hits his bumper, and what seems to be an insignificant occurrence sets off a chain reaction.
This novel is well-written and carefully planned, but perhaps not the best choice for a very busy week. The complex plot is supposed to be funny, but I just saw the many turns and twists as unrealistic and confusing.
See my review of Atkinson´s debut, Case Histories, which I enjoyed very much.
Have you tried having very high expectations to a book which could not really live up to it?