Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Date read: December, 2002
Read count: 1
I might’ve been too young to fully grasp the nature of complicated relationships and how people–everyone–have a tendency to complicate everything they touch.
This story is about a group of friends on the cusp of adulthood. While growing up together, they experience many disturbing things together, but instead of letting these shared experiences strengthen their bonds, they allow these things to hone in on their lives and relationships.
I liked this book much more than Rupert Thomson’s The Five Gates of Hell because it’s better written and its dark subject matter are handled with care. Christopher Rice, like his mother before him, is a careful weaver of delicate stories.
Original review can be found here.