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The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
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Mar 12, 15

bookshelves: read-contemporary
Read from April 30 to May 01, 2012

This was a very interesting piece. I loved the way the Antigone story was transposed into a modern situation and the background of the war in Afghanistan seemed very fitting.

The lack of speech punctuation irritated me at first, but soon I got used to it. I did like the way the story was told through the viewpoints of several different characters; it added extra layers of meaning and let you see things from all perspectives.

This is a compelling tale and is presented perfectly with good pacing and plenty of emotional depth. I would definitely be keen to read more works by this author.

I received this book as a free ARC via a Dymocks giveaway.
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