04 January 2015

Silence Once Begun ~ Jesse Ball

*** LIKE ***

Interviewer : Why did you like this?
Reader : It was provokingly different.

There is something enigmatic about this that keeps you interested.  The writing is very stylised in the form of interview transcripts and recorded statements. The language is sparse and controlled but produced an air of fatalistic melancholy.

The unusual construction ultimately got the better of the plot.  I didn't mind the gimmicks or contrivances of the parts but I wanted more satisfaction from the whole.