Wow, I went to my Book Club (gets me out of the house and away from the PC) two nights ago and brought home The Third Person by Steve Mosby! It’s gritty and not entirely pleasant but totally gripping.
I’ve been struggling to find time to read in the last month, and I took it to work yesterday to read at lunchtime, but ended up doing other stuff. On the way home I found myself cursing green traffic lights because I’d hoped to get another page read at the reds.
Well I’ve finished it and what a read. Infact I gobbled it all up so eagerly I now need to sit down and read the final chapters again just to get really clear how all the pieces fitted together.
Steve Mosby has been very clever about drip feeding, and suggesting, the truly awful bits so that when you get to read them they don’t seem as bad.
Mosby was only 26 when the book was published, I don’t think I’d want my son writing stuff like that at 26! You have to wonder at the research he did!
I’ve just finished rereading the last 100 pages because I was left with so many question marks after zooming through the first time.
It’s a compelling read but some questions still remain. And maybe I need to reread it from the start. Or perhaps Steve Mosby is just going to let me draw my own conclusions.
As a net-aholic it’s fascinating considering how I’d react to that part of the storyline. And to the concept of all text being important, a living thing, worthy of saving just one copy. And as I type I’m creating more text, more things worth saving? I won’t flatter myself 😉
Hi Sarah. I’m really glad you liked the book – really cheered me up to read your comments. All the best for everything, Steve 🙂