Year 4, Book 22

22. Night Watch by Sarah Waters
I really enjoyed this book. It takes place in London at the beginning, end, and after WWII except in reverse order. The story involves a number of people most of them coupled in some way whose lives intertwine in various ways throughout the story. It took me awhile at the beginning to get a hang of all the characters because there are quite a few, but after that it wasn’t a problem. The book definitely keeps you engaged because the story starts in 1947 and you learn things about what happened to the characters in the past to bring them where they are now, but it’s all very cryptic. The next section of the novel is 1944, which answers some of those questions but also brings up new ones. The final section 1941 ties together all the loose ends in regards to the past. However, my one complaint with the book is that I felt like the 1947 part really leaves you hanging as to what is going to happen to the characters in the present/future, but you never return once you start heading into the past. A well-written, engaging book though. I rate it 8 out of 10.

One thought on “Year 4, Book 22

  1. wrong night watch

    I was temporarily excited to see the title of a book I had read, but I should have known that the two options I thought it could be were in fact not the book you reviewed.

    One is a Russian book about Others: Night Watch

    The second is a Discworld book by Terry Pratchett: Night Watch

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