Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Review: Teeth of the Dog

Teeth of the Dog
Teeth of the Dog by Jill Ciment

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jill Ciment's writing is impeccable. Teeth of the Dog had a feel reminiscent of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, which Ciment references once or twice in the narrative. Although the themes of this book were difficult and unpleasant to muddle through (a dying spouse, infidelity, lonliness) and the setting an unbearably hot third world country (frankly, a tourist's nightmare), the story is quite gripping and well worth a reader's time.

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