A Summer of Drowning
by John Burnside
Monday, March 26, 2012
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.