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Day and a Night and a Day
Day and a Night and a Day | Glen Duncan
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"A stunning new novel....A much better work than John Updike's post-9/11 foray, Terrorist...I defy most readers to put it down."--Cleveland Plain Dealer An extraordinary new work of fiction that the New York Times Book Review calls, "Bracing and original," A Day and a Night and a Day by Glen Duncan is a powerful book for our times. The critically acclaimed author of The Bloodstone Papers returns with a literary blockbuster that examines race, class, sex, death, faith, terror, torture, and modernity with extraordinary insight and intelligence. A Day and a Night and a Day, which salon.com calls, "Gripping...a puzzle box spring-loaded with surprises," is a monumental feat of exceptional storytelling alive with big characters, huge themes, violence, suspense, and a heart-breaking love story.
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The first book I‘ve read by this author, it was a bit more staid than I typically choose for fiction. Nevertheless I was thoroughly captivated. Although it deals unflinchingly with death, torture, terrorism, race, religion & first love, it is in the end a story of hope and the resilience of the human spirit. I rate it a full 5 stars, but with a warning that it is not for those triggered by violence.👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

ReadZenRites The protagonist, following the violent death of his true love, joins a terrorist cell, is apprehended and brutally tortured. I couldn‘t help but empathize with him, even though he was in the role of traditional bad guy. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read his 2011 book, The Last Werewolf. It was the most literary werewolf book I‘ve ever read, and I gave it four stars. Thanks for reminding me about him. p.s. Then I saw his GR author profile image. Swoon. 2y
ReadZenRites Haha! I didn‘t know about the swoon worthy image. 😁 This, likewise, was the most literary spy/mystery novel I‘ve ever encountered. It was an interesting approach. 2y
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The above gem follows: “...(T)he guards put down their cards and get to their feet. Everything goes from Augustus except the knowledge that he won‘t be able to stand anymore.” 😱😱 P. 54

This is turning out to be a very provocative book. I‘m much further along than this quote, but I still don‘t know who‘s good & who‘s bad!
#suspense #upallnightrrading #glenduncan

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I‘m about 2/3 into this extraordinary novel that takes place in 2006, during the height of the US‘s black-site rendition program. The beauty of Glen Duncan‘s writing and the protagonist‘s memories are a stark contrast to the interrogation, torture, and then bleak existence on a remote island where the main character has taken refuge. It is not a spy thriller in the ordinary sense, but I‘m hooked.... compelled to find all the answers!

ReadZenRites Anyone with a chronic pain condition, or a family member with one, knows the truth of this statement. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I can relate to this one, as I have a bunch of chronic pain conditions. Sigh. 2y
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