Long night’s journey into…

5 04 2006

Book front cover

Title:
The Light of Day
Author:
Graham Swift
ISBN:
0141012013
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

The light of day – Graham Swift:

Brilliantly written, Swift has a wonderfully sparse but loaded style. Disgraced ex-copper turned PI falls for a client who ends up behind bars and spends some quality time reflecting on how things all went pear-shaped.

There’s not a lot actually happens in here (apart from reminiscence about love, death and longing) but it is extremely engaging throughout. It’s a bit of time since I read any Swift (Waterland remains top 20) and I did really enjoy it, by and large, despite feeling it was all a little bit empty at the end.

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