A Summer of Drowning

by John Burnside

Monday, March 26, 2012

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Started off well and obviously very well written, but it didn’t seem to go anywhere in the end. Felt like a book by a writer who knows how to write but has no clue at all about plot. I wasn’t after a tightly tied up thriller but I did want something with a bit more depth than a character study. All the elements were there I guess, it just didn’t work.

I’m making it sound worse than it was; I enjoyed it, but would have liked it to have been more.