Publish date: January 5th 2012
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
I always seem to have the same problem with duel-narrative books. I like one storyline more than the other. In Darkness is about a teenage gang member nicknamed Shorty. After he is shot in the arm, he’s taken to a hospital, but an earthquake causes the hospital to collapse on top of him. While tra...
“This is a work of fiction. That said, much in it is true. If you were hoping that some of the more unpleasant things you have just read were made up, then I apologise.” - Nick Lake, Author's Note1791-1804Toussaint L'ouverture turned his dreams of creating an independent, free black state into reali...
I'm not really sure the two perspectives worked for me. I much preferred the contemporary perspective and started to just march through the historical.
Powerful, gripping, haunting, and quite remarkable. This is a novel that has to be revisited multiple times to fully appreciate its richness and complexity.
Review coming soon!