TURBULENCE by David Szalay
This very short book is a collection of very loosely connected vignettes. Each tells of an incident in the life of the “main” character, a person who has interacted in some way with the main character of the preceding story. Although each vignette poses a problem or life changing incident,, there are no conclusions and there is no background information.
While each story is compelling in the moment, each is also dissatisfying in the lack of resolution. The writing is clear, the characters are distinct, the stories disparate.
Ultimately, the novel is unsatisfying. It would serve a literature class well, but as a read for enjoyment – choose something else.
3 of 5 stars