Oh! by the way …

I did persevere with The Convent (a novel by Panos Karnezis, referred to in earlier posts*) – despite the fact that, from the start, I wasn’t liking the way it was written. 

I wanted to know how things ended up. But there was something else, too: I was keen to get some insight into why this author was successful.

Sure, the author succeeded in hooking me in … and keeping me on the line to the last line.

And I got to blog about it several times. That’s all I can say about it, really.


Karnezis, Panos. 2010. The convent. London: Jonathan Cape.

* https://atwistedpair.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/how-many-nails/

* https://atwistedpair.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/an-unfinished-jesus/


3 thoughts on “Oh! by the way …

  1. I think it must be said that the story — which does not end happily for anyone — is told without a trace of compassion. Perhaps, after all, the author is doing not much more than sniping at the Roman Catholic Church.

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