10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A tedious, cliche-ridden dissapointment,
By A Customer
This review is from: Easter (Paperback)
After reading The Celibate I was looking forward to the publication of Michael Arditti's new novel. But what a let down.
The novel is in three sections. The first and last take us through the week leading up to Easter . We are taken through a number of services and they are seen through the eyes of members of the same parish. All very clever but by jumping around from character to character Arditti never gives himself a chance to develop these people beyond cliches. Virtually everyone was having some sort of crisis of faith and almost every gay man was HIV+ or had AIDS. The middle section of the novel is told in the first person by the church's curate.
By the time I got to the novel's third part I had lost interest in the characters and the book's structure and didn't bother to finish it.
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Initial post: 7 Dec 2013, 10:41:56 GMT
George Stevenson says:
Not bothering to finish seems frequent with this writer, who must know someone since he has attracted so much attention!
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