Saturday, February 4, 2017

Marcus Segdwick's Mister Memory

I enjoyed Mister Memory very much, and found myself drawn along through the unfolding of the case.  The novel is a page-turner, and I found that I could not put it down once I got into it. Characters such as Petit and Ondine are developed well, and Sedgwick did a good job of staging the relationship between Morel and Marcel.

The one weakness of the novel, however, is the ending.  I thought it was anti-climatic and flat.  There was also an unnecessary turn to broad philosophical statements that took away from the trajectory of the plot.

That said, Mister Memory is a well-crafted and entertaining exploration of human depravity and the dangers and pain of memory.

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