Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Case Histories

Title: Case Histories
Auhtor: Kate Atkinson
Black Swan, 2005 (2004)

If you are looking to recapture the magic felt when reading Behind the Scenes at the Museum, look again. This is at times a bit funny, a bit sad and a bit interesting, but not much more. Three unsolved crimes are presented and a detective introduced. Then, it is as the case with the ketchup bottle, nothing much happens until the end, when everything comes flying out all at once. The characters are coarsely drawn and bit like charicatures at times. If you have a lazy day or two to waste I wouldn't actively dissuade you from reading this, it's not that bad, but there are better things around.

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