13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Taut, claustrophobic and impressive,
This review is from: Lie In The Dark (Paperback)
I read the very good Small Boat of Great Sorrows first having been given it as a birthday present. After reading it I really wanted to know more about Vlado and the past he'd left behind in Sarajevo.
I have to say, much as I liked Small Boat of Great Sorrows it was not a patch on the intense and oppresive world of Lie in the Dark, which is quite simply superb. Vlado Petric is barely treading water in the twisted, war-torn city and he struggles to the surface in a mire of corruption and fear. Putting aside the grippping story at the book's heart, it also really shocked me to remember how recently the siege of Sarajevo happened and how that conflict has been forgotten. More power to Fesperman for making us think of the very recent past. Even more power to him for making it such a gripping rediscovery.