Literature is packed with impressions of blindness, whether graphic or symbolic. A handful of enduring characters has enriched our understanding and entertainment, yet most have been ill-informed or poorly imagined. In many cases the character has been used to oil the mechanism of a wider plot, rendering the characterisation incidental.
What Alexander Crombie aims at in his debut novel, Become the Wind, is the inside story. With the help of an engaging cast of characters, he succeeds in fusing pathos and insight with episodes of high drama, but without attempting to lecture the Reader.
This after all is a novel with the novel’s imperative to
TURN THE PAGE!
For entertainment value alone, it is a MUST READ.
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