Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Layers. I loved reading Kate Atkinson’s novel titled, Transcription, for many reasons. Atkinson’s finely written prose will please those readers who enjoy literary fiction and the art of writing. The protagonist of this novel, Juliet Armstrong, starts out as a strong and complex character and by the novel’s ending, the layers of Juliet’s complexity attain greater richness. Recruited first as a transcriber of spy tapes, then as a spy for MI5 during World War II, Juliet has something about her that makes her stand out and blend in at the same time. Atkinson captures the time period with great skill and offers a plot that will please readers who enjoy a twist and turn. Finally, I loved the wit sprinkled throughout the novel, especially the ineptitude by so many characters that it became funny. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Transcription from amazon.com.

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