Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Swimming Home

Stranger. I added Deborah Levy’s novel, Swimming Home, to my reading list after it was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker prize. I found this dreamy and short book to be filled with very satisfying prose, but I finished the book feeling that I had just experienced a bad dream. The stranger who shakes up the lives of two vacationing couples never quite became a fully formed character for me. I recommend that any interested reader consider an excerpt before purchasing this book. I’ve concluded not for the first time that the tastes of those who select finalists for literary prizes don’t always align well with what I like. Rating: Two-star (I didn’t like it) Click here to purchase Swimming Home from amazon.com.

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