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A more modern Darkness at Noon,
This review is from: The Successor (Paperback)
I was pleased to see that another reviewer compared The Successor with Darkness at Noon, as that parallel occurred to me as I read it. Although it refers to events some time ago, it provides a more modern slant on how people get caught up in the web of fear and secrecy spun by dictators. I think this is a better book for teenagers to read about this topic than some of the set reading they get for GCSE. It's too easy to dismiss "that sort of stuff" as "too long ago" and "couldn't happen here".
I agree that Kadare has been lucky with his translators as one wonders how many other books would survive a double translation.