Monday, 25 November 2013
Review: Dreams Of Rivers And Seas. By Tim Parks
Dreams Of Rivers And Seas. By Tim Parks by Tim Parks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First great novel I've read, and fantastic to read on-site, as it were. Very ambigious, Parks has some great ideas which he gives to a dead character and explores in depth with an immature protagonist. The plot appears obvious at first, but surprises the reader with characters who have more commitment to each other, and less ambition, than we first suspect.
Great depiction of a dysfunctional family, great unobtrusive use of the exotic setting. Doesn't quite take the remarkable ideas into anything memorable or concrete, and the ending is forgettable. However, it's intelligent, interesting, and unlike anything I've read before. Ace
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