Saturday, November 19, 2011

On Green Dolphin Street - Sebastian Faulks

I'm never quite sure what to make of infidelity-based love stories. That said, I enjoyed this story and the writing, and I liked the main characters. I'm not sure why the Cold War setting was chosen, this is a story that could have taken place at any time; maybe it was to highlight the effects of war on veterans in their post-war lives. I guess I can do some Googling and find out. The title refers to a song by John Coltrane and/or Miles Davis, and I like both of them, so it was nice to read about jazz from that era when it was contemporary and it was possible to go the Village in New York City and see some of these jazz greats in person. I'd read more by this author.

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