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The title says it all -- melancholic (and to perfection),
By A Customer
This review is from: The Blue Afternoon (Paperback)
This book sucks you in with its detailed melancholy -- a melancholy that crescendos to a most heart-breaking (and yet strangely satisfying) conclusion. Boyd has done it again -- another unique, emotional journey, with translucent craftsmanship that you can only admire as your emotions are toyed with, your preconceptions smashed against various twists and turns, and then totally immersed in a world that you have to believe Boyd knows instinctively -- and from long and deep experience. Who cares if the historical mesh that pulls it all together is invented or completely and utterly factually correct? (Although you believe everything Boyd tells you, of course!) Another masterpiece from the man who appears to have no end to his inventiveness, and no tell-tale style except perfection.