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AN Instance of the Fingerpost: A Novel

An Instance of the Fingerpost - Iain Pears This is one of the few books that I felt compelled to start immediately again, from page one, after reaching the end -- even though it has close to 700 pages.The story of this thriller is retold, in succession, by four different people. One of them lies and not until the very end does the reader know who is falsifying the story. And that is why I wanted to read it again: to pay attention to the structure and to how the story is woven by different points of view, and see where the liar has fabricated or left holes.I am writing this review years after having read the book. A lot of the particulars are therefore no longer easily retrievable from my brain. I also loved the language. I hope to read it at least a third time.

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