Brazzaville Beach

by William Boyd

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Picked this up to read on holiday and wasn’t quite sure if it was going to be my cup of tea. It seemed to feature a lot of African chimpanzee watching and this is what I wasn’t at all sure about.

Couldn’t have been more wrong. Strong female lead - a chimpanzee watcher, yes, but also good scientist in a facility who are not quite straight with their research data. And her relationship with a slightly mad mathematician making up more of the storyline than I thought at the outset.

Good stuff and definitely an author to read more of.