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Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
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Sep 10, 10

Recommended for: to anyone who likes an edge of darkness in superb writing
Read in January, 1990

This tale of the merged identities of a 17th century London architect and a contemporary police detective is wracked with darkness and terror. Few novels have ever had such a smashing impact on me, leaving me close to collapse. Magnificent style by Ackroyd (as always) but not offset by his often too-cleverness. It won major awards, then seems to have been largely forgotten. Come on, lads, lets not let it get away.
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