I read this book twice in succession and I still can’t work out why it’s so absorbing – is it because of the flashbacks to the times that Harry has survived because he knows he’s going to die this time? It’s a mystery to me. I don’t like the way Harry treats Helen or indeed talks to her, but if you know you’re going to pass away, perhaps that skews your judgement or you feel resentful that someone will survive you? I can’t know the answer to that. The plane flight at the end of the book over Kilimanjaro is beautifully done.
Published by Julian Worker
Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide. View more posts