It seems like I’ve been reading this book for quite a while, it’s one that Cameron bought me for my birthday.
It’s not my usual choice to pick a book set in the war, but he picked well because the book was fantastic. The plot jumped around a bit in the first half of the book, and the separate parts didn’t seem to be linked together. This was a little confusing until the second half of the book where all these separate stories start pulling together in a thrilling tale of lies, blackmail and deceit.
I loved the style of the book, part first person and part third person. You get the overall plot and view of the book and then you get a personal insight into Lysander’s thoughts, often confused but always honest. This is especially apparent in the latter stages of the book when Lysander finds himself and his dear mother drawn into the blackmail that he set out to investigate.
As much as I loved the plot and the characters and how everything intertwined wonderfully, I think the thing that really made me enjoy the book was how it was written, it definitely made it very hard to put the book down and enticed you to read ‘just one more page’. William Boyd will definitely be on my list of authors to keep an eye out for in the future, it looks like he’s written a lot of other award winning books so I may have to take a trip to Waterstones and find them.