The Past Is a Foreign Country

by Gianrico Carofiglio | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781905847518 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rivercassini of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 7/19/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Rivercassini from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, July 19, 2008
A gripping, literally page-turning, thriller laced with atmosphere and little police procedural. Craftily plotted, two stories, seemingly unrelated, gradually interwine as a pair of student card sharks become obsesssed by poker and a police man is on the tracks of serial sexual assualter. The prose is at times dreamy and lyrical, creating a deceptive juxaposition with the quiet violence and careless cruelty which exudes from every page. Self-deception and self-knowledge are the central themes, and it's not a pleasant place to go. I really enjoyed it.

Read July 2008

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