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Book Thoughts: Waterloo Story (Peter Prince)

Prince, Peter - Waterloo Story


Title: Waterloo Story
Author: Peter Prince
Genre: Fiction
First published: 1998
Edition: Paperback, published by Bloomsbury in 1998

This is a rather peculiar book written from the perspective of a young man who is recovering from mental health problems. This is his story about a company and the people who work there in the department with him.

It is not the kind of story I normally read and I cannot remember why I bought this book back in the late nineties. Maybe because I liked the cover? Or the title? Maybe both…

Fact is, nothing much happens in this book and yet, I did not mind reading it. It’s very strange. I liked the narrative voice of a middle aged man reminiscing after a chance encounter, and the descriptions of the characters that peopled his younger days at Hughes & Hughes.

Waterloo Story is not a bad book. I did not dislike it and it is an easy enough read, but I do wonder at its purpose. I just don’t quite get the reasons for its existence.

3 out of 7 stars

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