Saturday, September 12, 2009
Banks, Carla: The Forest of Souls (08.11.08)
A rather confused novel in many ways, it examines the events before and during World War II in what is now Belarus by taking the back story of two elderly people, one the grandfather of a university lecturer and researcher and one the mother of the former's department head. The link is added to by an investigating journalist who interviews the grandfather as a result of which he has an involvement with the graddaughter while also being a friend of the mother. The murder of the lacturer's best friend provides the basic plot but there is an overload of information which is presented in a far from satisfactory manner.