Trespass - Rose Tremain


Rose Tremain is a masterful novelist but not one that you can be fond of. Her novels - her best ones, at least - are to be admired rather than enjoyed. The Road Home was not top form but this, despite wringing out the theme of 'trespass' to its limit, is clever, unsettling, complex, its characters uncomfortably portrayed by their darkest thoughts that somehow make them more realistic than sympathetic heroes. Why is it that so many books are either 'good' or 'fun' and so few are both?

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