Craft. I paid no attention to Paul Harding’s debut novel, Tinkers, until it won the Pulitzer prize, when it roused my curiosity. Harding’s talent soars in his choice of language and in his creation of a tone and setting that never misses a beat. As George Crosby lies dying, his memories provide the novel’s momentum, and the lives and relationships of every character come to live thanks to Harding’s fine craftsmanship. Any reader who enjoys the art of fine writing will especially appreciate this novel.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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