7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
another superb novel from Nicholas Shakespeare,
This review is from: Inheritance (Paperback)
Nicholas Shakespeare's novel is a rare treat. The narrative is beautifully written and explores diverse themes such as betrayal, loss and control. There is tragedy in these themes but there is also a thread of hope that runs parallel with the desperation and ultimately you feel there is hope for some of the characters. The book starts with a comical situation at the funeral which has huge consequences for the main character Andy Larkham. The story moves geographically through Australia, England and Armenia as well as moving chronologically, weaving important historical events with very personal detail.
I found this book incredibly easy to read but it left me with so much to think about. The novel is dotted with intriguing metaphors which gave the book texture. As with many of Shakespeare's books it left me looking forward to his next piece of writing!