Nineteen Eighty-three

Nineteen Eighty-three
David Peace

This is the way the Quartet ends, not with a total fudge but with enough murkiness to leave me wanting to go back to the beginning and see if I could somehow put it all together. I know that if I ever do make another attempt I’ll try to compose an annotated timeline as I go along. Even then, however, I’m sure not every i would be dotted and t crossed. I suspect Peace himself wasn’t always clear in his mind about who was killing whom. I found reading these books to be an often frustrating experience, but they were a nice change from the usual mystery fare. More gothic than noir though.