Ablutions by Patrick deWitt
Published April 1, 2015
- Author Patrick deWitt
This was an odd one, set out in a unique way with no chapter breaks and written in the first person, present tense. The story follows a bartender who discusses the various patrons that attend the bar, as well as the breakdown of his marriage and his ways of trying to deal with that.
It was oddly compelling, despite the fact it never really felt like anything was happening, and when events did occur, they were usually very downhearted and depressing. With plenty of drink and drugs flying around, this book isn’t for the faint of heart… and in fact, I’m not really sure who it would be aimed at.
It was interesting, but not outstanding, worth a look but thankfully short enough to not be too much of an endeavour.