At times its difficult to know what's real and whats not... which is where the book both excels and falls down. There were a few occasions that broke the hypnotic nature of the book. I found myself struggling to comprehend quite what was going on and it meant I had to pull out of the gloriously constructed world and go back and reread parts - however, by keeping you a little unsteadily on your toes the book does manage to throw you around.
I enjoyed Beyond Black for all the right reasons - it's original (not often do the ghosts in a ghost story get upstaged by the 2.4 children family next door who just happen to be obsessed with the neighbourhood watch and the weather) its sharp, witty and clever - and its very real. But sometimes there were just a few too many voices at once which slightly obscured the descriptive storytelling beneath....Continua