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2.0 out of 5 stars great atmosphere but boring, 12 July 2008
This review is from: Hawksmoor (Paperback)
I came to this book via Iain Sinclair who I came to via JG Ballard. The book was first as I expected: a creepy look at the Hawksmoor's churches with the satanic undertones suggested in Sinclair's Lud Heat. The atmosphere is superb, both in the 18th century parts and '50's parts. There's a clever parallel between Dyer and Hawksmoor suggesting the lingering of unresolved evil. However this book bored me a great deal. It takes ages to get going. It's a short book at just over 200 pages but should have been condensed to a short story. In the end I was glad to have finished it. It does, however, change the way you walk past London churches...
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2011 12:46:15 GMT
Hi there, the BBC World Book Club will be interviewing Peter Ackroyd about his Booker prize shortlist novel, Hawksmoor on 6th December. We would really like readers from all around the world to send us questions concerning the novel. Either our presenter can put them to Peter or you can ask him yourself. Please could you either reply here or email them in to worldbookclub@bbc.co.uk

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