Tuesday, April 3, 2012
All These Condemned (1954)
One of the oddities of this book is that the final chapter is narrated not by one of the weekend guests but by a police officer who had been on the scene. It's the shortest chapter and also, by far, the best. In a few short paragraphs MacDonald puts you in the mindset of an average man in a situation beyond him, and then kind of breaks your heart.
The rest of the book: substandard at best.