Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Midnight in Europe
Midnight in Europe. Set mostly in Paris in the late 1930s, the novel features Cristian Ferrar, a Spaniard who works as a lawyer in Paris. What Furst has done in earlier novels also works in this one: he takes ordinary people and places them in situations that draw out the best of human nature. Ferrar helps deliver arms to the Spanish Republicans in their fight against Franco and the Nationalists. There’s excitement, wit, skill and danger all at play in this novel. I enjoy reading Furst for the way he brings the setting of the period to life. I would say he makes it vivid, but in this case, he illuminates the darkness of that time for contemporary readers. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Midnight in Europe from amazon.com.