Tuesday 29 January 2008

A Thoughtful Read

Finished January 29
Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson
This novel is an introspective one. Billy Tyler, a middle-aged police constable, is assigned a 12-hour-night shift to guard the body of a mass murderer of children in a hospital mortuary.
His wife doesn't want him to work the shift and he isn't terribly happy about it himself. As he works the shift he thinks about both the woman whose body he is guarding and about the evil in himself and in others. His thoughts cover events from his childhood through the present. As the night passes, he thinks about the turns his life has taken from his relationship with friends, with his wife and with his disabled daughter.
A very interesting novel that raises many questions.

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