Wednesday October 21, 2020

All too perfectly predictable

Fiction. Perfect. By Rachel Joyce Doubleday, €16.35. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

24th August, 2013
Rachel Joyce: novel lacks the threatening edge of true art.



Over the last decade or so, the growing popularity of book clubs has given rise to a relatively new phenomenon: the Book Club Novel. Rachel Joyce's first book, 2012's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was a decent example of the form. An updated retelling of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, it told the story of a pensioner who walks 627 miles over 87 days to deliver a letter to a colleague who is dying of...

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