Thursday, October 05, 2006
Suspension by Robert Westfield
I was drawn to Westfield’s darkly comic novel by a description of the main character, Andy Green, whose occupation is to create the wrong answers for standardized multiple choice tests. Green encounters plenty of wrong turns and road blocks following an assault in a NYC alley that forces him inside his Hell’s Kitchen apartment to recover, only to reemerge into the post 9/11 city which has changed as much as he has. This novel had a few too many coincidences for my liking.