Literary reviews by Tim Love.
Warning: Rather than reviews, these are often notes in preparation for reviews that were never finished, or pleas for help with understanding pieces. See Litref Reviews - a rationale for details.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

"The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge" by Patricia Duncker (Bloomsbury, 2010)

Well written. I can appreciate why the judge didn't photocopy the special book. The sudden impact on her of music and the composer is less easy to understand. Perhaps the judge's past needs to include some impulsive phases, or phases where she transcended her compartmentalism.

In the Afterword it says "Novelists need help with their inventions". About 26 names are listed - experts in French law, Jodrell Bank, Hebrew, gardens, etc.

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