Sunday July 12, 2020

Novel's palette restricted to greys

The Light of Amsterdam by David Park. Bloomsbury, €15.10. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

7th April, 2012
2
David Park: avoids mentions of the Troubles.

The Light of Amsterdam by David Park

.....

The characters in The Light of Amsterdam are from Belfast, but aside from the odd geographical and historical reference they could be from anywhere. David Park's previous novel, The Truth Commissioner, delved into the darkest parts of the North's past, which may explain why he has made a marked decision to avoid all but the scantiest mention of the Troubles here. The characters' political and religious allegiances are...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 6 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago