eIf I could write like any of my favourite authors, who would I choose?Would I like to emulate the quiet understated deceptivel simplicity of Ann Tyler? Or would I like to be another Lisa Jewell, full of interesting insights into human behaviour, conveyed with humour ?
On balance, the choice would be to write like Kate Atkinson - always original, multi layered and textured, with stories that fuse the past with the presentand give us insights into the human condition,
At first when I read Life After Life I rebelled necause it wasn't more of Jackson Brodie, but revisiting the novel a few months ago, I couldn't believe its scope and range. A God in Ruins gives us another angle on many of the same characters, told from Teddy's point of view, his war being the focal point.
Not long to wait for Transcription now which I've pre-ordered( never done that before - just couldn't wait to read it). An experience to savour I'm sure.