The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I find it remarkable that this author can take something so complex and boring to me – finance – and make it this entertaining. I now understand so many economic things that I had heard of, and read up on, but could never quite grasp.
Ireland is a fantastic setting for this story, and it was hilarious – so many laugh out loud moments. Great characters, absurd situations that somehow end up being normal.
As a huge fan of Skippy Dies, I was a little scared this would be terrible – luckily it didn’t disappoint at all. The author has a way of describing each scene in such a way that I can see it without him having gone into much detail at all. I feel like I know each character in the same way I do JK Rowling’s characters, they are so familiar to me in their mannerisms – but they are much more exaggerated in Murray’s book. Great writing style and insightful moments.