Monday, 1 August 2011
Vault by David Rose: A One-Word Review
As mentioned previously on this blog, I've now read David Rose's Vault and here is my one-word review:
In a way, I wasn't expecting it to be captivating because it's being marketed as 'an anti novel' which suggests there's no plot or characters or theme, but Vault has all of those things. Perhaps it's because I read a lot of metafiction-genre-splicing-multi-narrator stuff but it seems like a proper novel to me - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is the way all novels should be written. Vault is the sort of book that sucks you up and spits you out, grabbing your attention from the first line and ending with a sharp bang.
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