The Slaves of Solitude - Patrick Hamilton


Sarah Waters recommended this 1947 classic so of course it was good. Its influence on her work is clear in its merciless dissection of daily life, the carefully chosen words, the nuances of communication, the well-drawn characters who may - or may not - get what's coming to them. And, as a chronicle of the tedium and deprivation of the war years, it is unusually vivid.

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  1. I read Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky and thought it was wonderful - definitely an author to go back to, maybe this one... Bxxx