Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Asylum by Andre Alexis

Asylum is a work with highly detailed and rich character development and introspective insight into the nature of people and their reasons for thinking certain thoughts or performing certain actions. Additionally, the setting is Ottawa in the 1980s, mostly around the realm of politics, so I found that interesting. Unfortunately, the book does not provide much of a compelling narrative as it has only a few moments of suspense. Consequently, if you place characters above story, you will likely think this a wonderful book.


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