Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2008 book 83

Phillippe Claudel's By a Slow River
A policeman is haunted by three deaths that all occurred within one year of WWI--a young schoolteacher's suicide, the murder of a little girl, and his own wife's death during childbirth. The story was a little slow--though a nice portrait of a small town--and I had very mixed feelings about the ending (the twist I liked, the part I guessed was horrible). B/B-.

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