A very delicate novel, like a little bee that landing on a piece of reality you hadn't ever really thought about, suddenly unveils all of its dramatic beauty.
Also, I'm not very fond of Englishness but no one else is able to write with such clever complexity and yet such lightheartedness.
Bought in a tiny second hand book shop in Bali, it kept me company for the whole trip back from Indonesia.
Really beautiful book, I definitely enjoyed even with its cruelty.
Good general plot, but could have been developed better.
This is the best novel I have read this year. What is said in the backcover of the book and the letter from the editor is true: you need to read it to feel it, to feel the profound impact it will have on the way you view the world, your moral standards and tolerance.
Narrated alternately by two women in a chance encounter, The Other Hand is both a commercial thriller and a literary masterpiece. A must read.
Thanks to A for lending me this book....Continua