A dark, dystopian fantasy that gets under the skin
Although set in a speculative future, The Wall is not science fiction; its tone is light years away from the mind-blowing, alternative universes of Liu Cixin’s novels and more akin to Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
Fiction: The Wall, By John Lanchester, Faber & Faber, €14.95
While some big books can be read quickly by skimming over paragraphs of filler, The Wall, at only 276 pages, requires reading sentence by sentence. Not because the prose is complex – this is an easy novel to read – but only by taking it slowly do the experiences being described creep under your skin.
It is interesting how this is achieved, because neither the plot nor...
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