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A pacy and thought-provoking thriller,
This review is from: Into the Darkest Corner (Paperback)
I won't repeat the other reviewers that it takes (all of) a few pages to get into this book, as needless to say like the other reviewers once I was hooked that was it: laundry, dishes and child forgotten as I gave in to what is an imaginative, original and, well, thrilling thriller.
What I found so interesting about the book is that it blurs the boundaries between crime and literary fiction: not only is this a great story with all the necessary twists and turns of a great crime novel, but its journey into the mind of one woman's battle with OCD must surely also lend it that lofty label 'literary fiction.'
Which is not to say this is a heavy read. On the contrary. It is absorbing, pacy and, at times, chilling. A must read for lovers of any literary genre.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2011 18:56:39 BDT
Violet Stanley says:
What do you mean by 'OCG' please?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2011 21:43:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Dec 2011 21:49:14 GMT
OCD stands for "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" which is an anxiety disorder that characterises itself through repeating certain actions obsessively - such as, say, having to turn a light switch on and off a certain number of times before the sufferer will enter a room or washing their hands 20 times after touching something. These "rituals" that the sufferer is compelled to perform are debilitating to say the least. OCD is usually managed by behavioural therapy and medication. The movie "As Good As it Gets" with Jack Nicholson is a good example.
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