Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dark Matter - Philip Kerr


Kerr writes detective novels set in historical, well-researched settings.

Phycisist and mathematician Isaac Newton's inexperienced assistant is narrating this one (how original!...), taking place during Newton's stint at the Royal Mint, in late 17th century London.

It's clever and articulate; even the translation is decent!

I can find just one flaw : At no point do I read on, thinking "just ONE more page, I need to see how this goes".
There is no suspense at all, which is extra annoying for a detective story.


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