“I'm almost certain that this is the first Barker novel I've read, despite knowing of him by reputation, and was suitably impressed. Well written and creative, he has a gift of succinctly conveying meaning and imagery. Unfortunately the story is not particularly interesting and despite an accomplished first half falls flat as it drags itself to an uninspiring conclusion. Overly long and repetitive it is difficult to recommend despite the potential shown.”
Jason Appleby wrote this review Wednesday, December 19, 2012.