Tuesday, December 29, 2015
THE GOOD SOLDIER - Ford Madox Ford
No book for years has unsettled me as much as this has.
The story is narrated by John Dowall telling the story of two couples and their relationship over a period of nine years.
As the story unfolds you realize what an 'unreliable" narrator Dowall is and nothing as described can be trusted.
Many reviews states that Dowall is naive and those about him are the manipulative ones but my conclusion is Dowall is one the the truly evil characters I have ever read, outstandingly evil.
There are no laughs here but an outstanding novel and very unsettling.