Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman
Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher takes matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. At once a psychological thriller and a social critique, Seven Types of Ambiguity is a story of obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism.
Beautifully written. The writer has a brilliant turn of phrase. For our little book club though, this book was a struggle. We found its volume a little overwhelming and struggled to connect with any of the characters. We liked the premise; we liked the way the story was told from each character’s point of view and how new pieces of the puzzle were revealed with each person as they told their version of the story. We also found it fascinating that two people could be in the same situation and both see it so very differently. However, towards the end of the novel, the changing of views, brought with it a lot of repetitiveness and it felt cumbersome.
Overall, we would recommend this to readers who have time to read and are not reading to a deadline. As even with an extension, many of our readers still struggled to get this one finished.
6.5/10 – Cultcha Club Book Club