From the book jacket: Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is a
political-historical thriller -- reminiscent of Greene and Conrad -- that
explodes the genre, raising serious philosophical questions about terrorism,
political violence, and the clash of races and cultures.
Comment: According to some reviewers, The Darling isn't a patch on Russell Bank's 1996 novel, Cloudsplitter (a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer). If that's the case, I just hope I can clear some space in my reading schedule at some point to read Cloudsplitter, because I found The Darling to be a rich, complex and altogether compelling read, so would be delighted to read something even better!
If you appreciate books that tell a good story at the same time as they inform, then I strongly recommend The Darling. I wish I could give this a ...
Become a Member
and discover your next great read!
All my major works have been written in prison...
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
The Big Holiday Wordplay:
$400+ in Prizes
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.