I’m sure I’ve mentioned before just how much I love this author. How he creates a story of improbable situations and makes it not only believable but ordinary seeming is fascinating.
This is the story of Francis Cornish, a man who seems to drift through life doing what is expected of him and yet extraordinary things happen to him. All the mysteries glimpses of his life that have been brought up in the first book of the trilogy are now laid bare for the reader and it makes for a stellar story.
While the second book in one of his trilogies, this was the first Davies book I read. Given to me by a friend, I had trouble getting into it, but was determined to finish it, simply because of the reputation of the author and the idea that I had to read it because it was him. At about the half way point, a light went on in my head and I got it. This book lead me to read everything else he wrote, and in fact opened up some other arts to me that I had previously not understood or had not taken the time to understand. It may or may not do that for others, but it changed my reading habits permanently.
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