A very timely, pertinent read. Written in 2004, and describing an alternative history where populist right wingers plot to usurp American democracy during the Second World War, the plot contains some scarily prescient parallels with current events (dateline February 2017)
I don’t usually like novels which interpret the grown up world through the voice of a child narrator, but Roth writes so beautifully and intelligently, that it works.
Sexy time travelling Jacobites go to sea.
I generally enjoy alternate history novels and this one is very well done. Found all the I Ching stuff a bit weird, though.
An everyday story of sexy, time-travelling Jacobite folk. Very entertaining.
Now this is what I mean by enjoyable hokum (Dan Brown please note)
Are life’s jokers the ones who take things really seriously and know how to live?
A very strange book, made all the more interesting for having been written before the general slaughter of the twentieth century had got going.