Monday, April 18, 2011

John Lee reads THE SILENT LAND


It's a familiar theme: you wake up somehow alone or isolated from the world, and try to figure things out while trying to survive.  In "Lost" it was an island lost in time.  In THE SILENT LAND by Graham Joyce it's a French ski hotel where a couple dig out of an avalanche to discover a silent landscape devoid of people.  Walking to the next town doesn't help; it's a closed loop.  As with Lost, the story is more about the characters than the plot.  Supernatural elements aside, this is a unique love story, well told by veteran British performer John Lee, whose elegant sentence construction lends a authoritative and other-worldly air to the tale.  

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