Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Talk Talk by T C Boyle (45/81)

Category: The Complete Works of T C Boyle

A deaf woman, Dana, is the victim of identity theft and when the police fail to help, she and her boyfriend set off to find the criminal themselves. Boyle creates great characters and then really makes them suffer!

Like many of his other books, the narrative is divided between characters, swtiching between Dana, her boyfriend and the criminal. The criminal is not what you might at first expect either, and although I didn't ever quite feel sympathy for him, he was more than just a stereotypical bad guy. As well as gripping plot, the book addresses attitudes towards people who are different and is at time genuinely moving.

Definitely my favourite Boyle book of the challenge so far.

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