Let me count ’em

3 03 2007

So many ways to begin by Jon McGregor

so many ways

3 star

A tale of unsurprising and surprising disappointments. Built around uncertainties and untruths with a host of possible alternative futures, this is another terrifically written and lyrical novel from McGregor.

However for me the quality of the writing doesn’t quite make up for the unevenness of the narrative and some of the plotting just seems predictable and banal. The notion of museum curator as hero and his handling of the real and metaphysical artifacts of his own life just don’t seem terribly convincing.

So, a slightly harsh three star rating but would still recommend.

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