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"Unforgetable...Oblivion is composed in spare yet often poetic prose...a new thriller from an unheralded master of suspense." (The New Yorker)
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By Uncle Olaf on 03-03-07
Good Character Empathy
I've read more than one novel in which the hero suffers from amnesia, in one form or another, but this is the first to have severe brain damage become such a gripping third character, as Nick is actually quite different in the early parts of the book than he is in the rest of the story. I applaud the author for this concept and on the follow-through. It wasn't difficult to see who the real murderer was, although Nick took a long time. Brain damage will do that, sometimes.
Sadly, the narrator seemed to have some problems with pronunciations. In all fairness, I did not see the words, so Nick's former partner may have actually have been named Joo-an, but I suspect it was just a mangled pronunciation of Juan.
I know that the written word gets proofed. Maybe Audiobooks need proofreading, too.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Jane on 09-03-07
This is an intriguing tale from Peter Abrahms which delves into the question of both character and memory. This first trek into a novel that entwines medical trauma and mystery takes us on a journey of discovery.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful