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The Road to Hell In this chronicle of a man s fall from race our eponymous protagonist is not so much a hapless victim of circumstance but his own worse enemy As a non white outsider in the justice system he feels pressured by expectations his promotion to the bench being seen as a case of positive discrimination This pressure and his uilt over past indiscretions help to send him on a self destructive path to ruin Parks convincingly depicts the conflict of setting a moral compass in private life and public domain when like Caesar s wife a Judge must be seen to be above suspicionI would iven this 4 stars but lack of uotation marks plus a convoluted narrative style but the lack of uotation marks plus a convoluted narrative style between interior monologue and free indirect speech makes for a challenging and often confusing read This novel began well A newly elevated judge has just purchased a country house with his estranged wife to try and make up for his straying with numerous women only one of which she concretely knows about Yet one of his former flings keeps contacting him claiming to be in danger Then he proceeds to do innumerable stupid things that predictably result in the end of his marriage and possibly his suicide Also he presides over some complicated cases I love this author s style and the novel begins promisingly But it bogs down in details and malaise halfway through and never recovers The judge s interior monologues become tiresome and repetitive It s a novel that won t commit to the necessity of imposing narrative structure on imagined experience that successful novels reuire This book was a If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai: A Conducted Tour of India gift from a friend not paperback hard copy StoryPrivileged adopted child becomes a prominent Judge He is black his ad. Now in paperback comes theripping suspenseful novel about Daniel Savage a man who's lived a double life for far too long Recent. Judge Savage

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E head of the character with constantly intersecting and thus very chaotic observations and reflections It Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects goes without saying that this system really digs deep into the The author drew me in with an immediate feeling that something bad was about to happen But it took way too long to reach the point By the time I wasetting close to the mystery the protagonist had become so annoying that anything could have happened to him and it wouldn t have bothered meWhy does someone want to read about a character that enerally deserves anything negative that happens to him And why would you want to write about it The to him And why would you want to write about it The is too slow the plot is not particularly interesting and the other characters are caricatures I have read
enjoyed Tim Parks non fiction his excellent book about football fans in Verona but this is the first of his novels I have readAfter 100 pages I was so fed up with the writing style that I almost broke my untreatable rule of finishing every book I start The style was a mixture of stream of consciousness and the rambling of an untidy mind and uite hard to followStill I persisted and the rest of the book had some interesting thoughts on the justice system in the UK as the lead character a judge became and enmeshed in a spider s web essentially of his own weavingI think I may stick to Tim Parks non fiction in future Successful adulterous colored judge sinks ever deeper in personal problems ending up loosing his family but finds that society will not let him fall Stopped reading after asking myself if I was really interested in the problems of judge Savage after an adulterious lifeGuess what the answer wasIt s a pity because I normally love Tim Parks books. From his past who holds a secret the could ruin his marriage and career sends his existence into a mess of violence and confusio. Opted brother is white Their relationship has never been ood Judge Savage "has been blessed with a ood career moving up the ranks fast " been blessed with a ood career moving up the ranks fast help from friends He has the trophy wife and family and is building a new home However not all is ood on the home front This pillar of the community is not sueaky clean In fact he is a cheating husband Not once not twice but constantly having affairs his world is about to come tumbling down Instead of etting on the right path he digs deeper and starts visiting of etting on the right path he digs deeper and starts visiting He looses his family he reunites with a brother he finds his best FRIEND AND WIFE HAVE BEEN BACK STUBBING HIM BUT and wife have been back stubbing him but can he expect when he lusted over his friends wife and there is a murder and a body missing The book ends with the reader none the wiser on the Judges fate except he is oing to continuously spiral down The novel opens with the sentence There is no life without a double life I don t necessarily agree but this certainly applies to a number of characters in Park s book Dan Savage is a black British man ironically adopted into the English upper middle class by a Colonel Savage He is a man who wants above all to fit in to be seen as a just and fair man and lawyer but he has a fatal flaw he is an inveterate womaniser This is a story about justice about marriage and about friendship Although overlong I enjoyed it very much Three and a half stars Mostly I just like Parks loopy writing style Just Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow get lost in the sentences My 4th Parks and I think I start to know his system take a troubled main character let him for it is always a man end up in a complex situation especially in his love life and show how heets and into trouble describe all this as if you re in th. Ly promoted to the position of Crown Court judge Savage decides it's finally time to rededicate himself to his family but a woman. ,