Friday, October 16, 2009

Schenkel, Andrea Maria: The Murder Farm

A slim, economically written tale of murder which is a first novel. It is unusual in that the narrative is unfolded in a series of
interviews and statements to the police and to journalists with, periodically, straightforward passages inserted. This gives an
air of detachment to the murders at the heart of the story while in no way diminishing the overall effect which leaves the reader finally knowing what occured even though no one else does. The use of a litany as punctuation as the story unfolds is
particularly effective.

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