Arctic Summer

arcticsummerArctic Summer
by Damon Galgut
2014/352 pages
rating: 6 /fiction – fictionalized biography

Nonfiction which “reads like a novel”  is fairly common and I’ve read a fair amount,  but a novel which “read like a biography” is rather unusual – in fact this is the first I’ve ever come across and, for the most part,  it’s not a great experience.

What is wrong????  –  Unless we’re talking textbooks, most contemporary nonfiction tries to infuse a bit of tension if not suspense,  whether it’s in the finding of a cure or the outcome of a true crime.  Fiction is supposed to create it somehow in the use of foreshadowing and immediacy and other devices.  >>>>MORE>>>>

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