The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

Published January 20, 2014

The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

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I made one thwarted attempt at reading this, but was determined to give it a second go and I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed the story, although it was a hard read - lonely and sad, with only a little glimpse of positivity right near the very end. The writing was exquisite, however, the kind of prose that makes you feel the atmosphere - the cold and warmth, the anger and the joy.

The characters were beautifully written. They were mysterious and not very often pleasant, but still homely in a way. The story, an investigation into a murder on a claustrophobic Greek island, was good, winding its way around the island, weaving through time and perspective, until reaching a satisfying, if slightly depressing, conclusion.

Rating: Unrated

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