Sunday, November 26, 2006
This is by the same author as Fingersmith, only this time she's moved to modern times. Set after and then during WWII, The Night Watch focuses on four Londoners (two lesbians, a woman having an affair with a married man (who incidentally, is a total jerk) and her brother, trying to adapt to life out of prison). The book actually goes backwards...it starts in 1947, moves to 1944, then ends at the beginning, in 1941. By the end of the book you understand how they all got to where they're at, but you're still left with questions about where they're going. How's that for convoluted? Although beautifully written and interconnected, I still didn't like the unfinished questions.
Ten Little Indians, by Sherman Alexie
A book of short stories, mostly about Spokane Indians in the modern world. A quick read, an even quicker synopsis.