Monday, November 04, 2013

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.

Henry at work. Geilston Bay. September 2013.

The Winter Queen, Boris Akunin: A story of murder, suicide, deception and disguise that hurtles through pre-revolutionary Tsarist Russia. Crafted with care, Akunin weaves some beautiful expression and a series of exotic historical settings - primarily Moscow, Saint Petersburg and a quick jaunt to the seedier side of London in the mid-1870s - together with a wonderful series of well developed characters that really does feel like Tolstoy tackling a murder mystery.

I loved it. A.

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