Saturday, April 29, 2006

Seeing and Sunstoke

Jesse Kellerman, son of mystery author's Fay and Jonathan Kellerman, has written an interesting mystery novel. One reviewer said that this novel is "too literary" to be a mystery. Sunstroke is enjoyable but not on my top ten list.

Seeing by Jose Saramago will require a bit of a time investment, not because of the length of the book but because of the attention you will need to get through this book. This novel focuses on the effect on elected officials that occurs when a large percentage of the ballots turned in are blank. None of the characters have names and considering the similar personalities of the different officials it is difficult to keep them all straight. Added to that is the fact that it is difficult to relate to any of the characters (unless you happen to be a politician).

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