Wednesday, 20 January 2010

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT VOICE

Just started reading this, though I really don't have time.

It's my wont to get around to much hyped books a couple of years after publication. I'm only thirty pages in, but the thing that hits you from page one, that elusive quality Them What Know always hark on about, is VOICE. Compelling, convincing, consistent and other Cs too probably. Keep coming back to it, but if you forget you are reading, if the author is totally absent and has immersed you utterly into a world you can't bear to leave, then it's a good 'un.

2 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

It's a stunning book. And utterly terrifying. But you can't stop reading, can you, because of that voice.

TOM J VOWLER said...

I imagine the publisher first reading the ms and grinning from ear to ear.