The Long Take
By Robin Robertson
This was our Book Review Club’s unanimous choice to win the Booker Prize in 2018
It’s a lyrical portrayal of a man returning from war changed by the horrors of war, seeking solace and kindness in post war America, it’s not just that the prose leaves the reader changed too.
“Seen from above,
the city was a network of hot, red wires
like a grill;
a geometry grid and parallel lines
all the way to vanishing point.
The headlights on the freeway
a lava thread through the Hollywood hills.” From The Long Take by Robin Robertson ©
The Long Take by Robin Robertson – paperback £9.99 hardback £14.99