Reviews and Blog Posts: Isolation

The virgin suicides

DPL Rating:
4

I knew of Jeffery Euginedes from reading his Pultizer Prize winning novel, Middlesex. But what I didn't know was his first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was optioned for a film and directed by Sophia Coppela. What a collaboration! The story unfolds via flashbacks with voice over narration by one of the boys...

Cold skin

by Albert Sánchez

DPL Rating:
5

A morose WWI veteran travels thousands of miles by steamship to accept the position of Weather Official on an isolated, Antarctic island. The island's only other resident is a demented lighthouse keeper. Or so it seems. Within hours of assuming his post, our unnamed protagonist is beset by unimaginable horrors.

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