Michael Goldstein

From the Rubble

The Rules of Perspective

By

Jonathan Cape 340pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

Why haven’t we heard more about Adam Thorpe? With a title like The Rules of Perspective, this book could easily have gone either way; ditto for its being set in a small German city during the closing days of the Second World War. It was, therefore, gratifying to discover that Thorpe has, in this his fifth novel, produced something of a gem.

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