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The Tempest by Steve Sem-Sandberg has received nothing but praise since it was published by Faber & Faber. The latest one is from the Irish Times.
“The book thrums with building intensity, the writing deceptive in its simplicity but with a hypnotic rhythm and cadence which echoes the novel’s dreamlike exploration of the past, of the shadows which loom. With harmonies and discords to Shakespeare’s play, it expresses the power of nature in its beauty and cruelty, how there are monsters which lurk within and how myth and legend build their own kind truth. Most of all it questions our own understanding of what has gone before: “That something is closely remembered does not always mean you recognise the reality of it.”