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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, haunting book, 20 Feb. 2003
This review is from: The Blind Man of Seville (Hardcover)
This is the first Robert Wilson novel I have read - and I am so impressed with the talent of this author.
What on the surface appears to be a run of the mill detective-hunts-psycho-killer novel , becomes something different, evocative, compelling, beautiful.
The book begins with a particularly savage murder, which homicide detective Javier Falcon is brought in to investigate. He finds that the murder ignites something within him, when he discovers that the murdered man was in Tangiers during the 40s & 50s when his own father (a respected painter) was in the city too.
What unravels is a deep tortuous look at his own family and past, where discomforting truths are revealed and Falcon has to re-assess who he really is....
This book will haunt you long after you finish it - yes the murder is brutal and there are scenes and perversions that may be upsetting to some - but it really makes you use that little bundle of grey cells you have. What do we base our lives upon? If everything that we come to believe in turns out to be false, where does that leave us? Do we truly know our own parents? or do we just accept the facet of their lives that they choose to show to us?
This wonderful introspection, complete with the evocative descriptions of life in Seville - makes this a cut above ordinary crime thrillers and a gem of a book just waiting to be found - if, of course, you dare enter.....
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