Fascination by William Boyd

About the book

In Fascination Boyd shows his brilliance of the form as these stories range widely through time and space. In a dazzling array of styles and narratives we move from 1930s Germany to Los Angeles in the Second World War, from contemporary Oxford to 19th century Russia. Whether in London or Amsterdam. Eastbourne or a Normandy village these stories explore and expose the fraught, funny, absurd, poignant and lovelorn lives of their many and varied characters.

Reviewed by Romsey Library Reading Group:

Promising beginnings, but stories not rounded well and therefore there was a lack of satisfaction. Well written. Disappointing when compared to his other books.

Star rating: **+
 

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3 thoughts on “Fascination by William Boyd”

  1. Review by Wednesday Reading Group:
    We discussed stories one by one and found some more memorable than others. Most enjoyed his style of writing and the quirkiness of some of the characters. Lots of good discussion.
    Star rating: **+

  2. Review by Wednesday Reading Group:
    We discussed stories one by one and found some more memorable than others. Most enjoyed his style of writing and the quirkiness of some of the characters. Lots of good discussion.
    Star rating: **+

  3. Review by Hayling Library Reading Group:
    A collection of short stories. Like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. The majority of the group hated the book, while two members of the group hotly contested its worth.
    Rating: 2 Stars

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