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5.0 out of 5 stars The Light of Amsterdam - Simply Superb!, 14 May 2012
This review is from: The Light of Amsterdam (Hardcover)
From the opening paragraph of this novel it is clear that you are in the hands of a very skilful and sensitive writer.

The characters are drawn quietly yet powerfully and as a reader you are left wondering throughout the novel if they will manage to find and hold 'the light' in Amsterdam. Indeed, their physical and emotional journey to Amsterdam becomes your journey also. This is typical of the strong character development which can be seen in Park's other works such as 'Swallowing the Sun' and 'The Truth Commissioner'. The characters seem to penetrate deeply into the mind and remain there long after you have finished the novel.

In 'The Light of Amsterdam' Karen and Alan carry much of the narrative but the novel is really about love in all its myriad forms. As is Park's trait, you are eased into the microcosm of each character's lives and are subsumed by their failures and achievements in equal measure. As a reader, you feel you know the characters intimately and you will them to find a resolution to their predicaments and hope that each moves forward through their difficulties to a better place.

This is where Park's power as a teller of stories lies and 'The Light of Amsterdam' does not disappoint.

'The Light of Amsterdam', Park's seventh novel, is another accolade in what is now a substantial body of work which places him firmly alongside the great Irish writers of this time.
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