Damien Wilkins' new book: Somebody Loves Us All
November 26, 2009 6:27pm CST
I haven’t read any of Wilkins’ other five novels, so with this one I came fresh to his style and viewpoint. It took me some pages to feel at home, but gradually his distinctive and detailed approach won me over. This is a novel with resonances running off in all directions. It isn't a plot-driven book; rather it's about (real) people who we get to know in detail, and some of them are ordinary, and some quite peculiar. If you like books that focus on character rather than plot you'll enjoy this New Zealand novel. http://bookstove.com/children/review-of-somebody-loves-us-all/
• United States
28 Nov 09
Oh. Is it non-fiction? I'm assuming it is. I'm asking this because it sounds interesting. I haven't been reading too much, but I usually read fiction novels. I'm not sure if I like books that focus on character. I may like plot better, I am unsure. I've forgotten a lot about reading literature. What I really like is description, but I don't think you can tell a story just from that. You need to move it along. I think that contrast is neat. The ordinary people and the peculiar people would show this. Also getting to know them in detail would make you identify better with the character. I think. Do some authors not put in detail? I think so. I prefer detail. I have read both though.
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