Saturday, May 19, 2012

Book Review - Aiding and Abetting

Aiding and AbettingAiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting supposition based on the fact of the Earl of Lucan, wanted on charges of murder and attempted murder, who disappeared on November 7, 1974.

Two different men seek therapy with psychiatrist Dr. Wolf, both claiming to be Lucan. One also says he has information of a damming nature about Dr. Wolf. Through the years various sightings of Lucan have been reported but with no definite outcome. Many think he might have committed suicide.

With the characters living lives of day to day desperation, Spark gives them all great voice in showing us who they are. Both Lucans have been on the run, checking in from time to time with various old friends for funds to live by.

An interesting take on what might have happened to a man that has never been found.

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