Saturday, June 21, 2008

2008 book 86

Ceridwen Dovey's Blood Kin
In some unidentified country, a coup occurs and the President and several of his staff--his chef, his barber, and his portrait-painter--are taken hostage. The men alternate in telling their stories--and then their women get the chance--a fairly startling portrait of regime change occurs. I liked the ending--really my only beef was that it was a pretty short novel, and I wish Dovey had gone more in-depth into the characters and what they witnessed. B+.

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