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A dark disturbing novel,
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This review is from: The Testament of Gideon Mack (Paperback)
A dark, disturbing novel, and probably one of the most thought-provoking I have read for a long time. Robertson does, what so few acheive, by taking a weak and flawed man and turning his history into something compelling. I actually found myself trying not to read this novel too quickly because I couldn't bear the thought of finishing it. Of course, this is not to say that there are no weaknesses. Although the inclusion of the prologue and epilogue are understandable, they sit clumsily with the rest of the work. The epilogue in particular sits uneasily with the pathos and insight of the novel's main body. Nonetheless, we see that rare thing in James Robertson, a novelist who improves with each book he writes. Can't wait for the next one.