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Prepare to be entertained and intrigued!, 3 Feb 2010
A fascinating read, thoroughly recommended for all literary types, especially those who appreciate the wit, wisdom and wily arts of the storytellers associated with the misnamed "Middle East". Father of Locks is funny, insightful and carefully structured - a major contribution to the slim body of literature that plays knowingly around the edges of history and myth.
Apparently this is Andy Killeen's first novel, which makes it an even more significant achievement. It deserves a wide readership. When so much literary fiction is safe and predictable, it is refreshing to come across a writer who takes risks with style and structure, and who puts a contemporary 'feel' into an important strand in our literature.
I'm shocked to see "Da Vinci Code" as a potential tag for this book. Father of Locks is many floors above that in the Tower of Storytelling!