Delay Paperback – Sep 6 2005
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'Grounded in a tale of Mephistophelian friendship, THE CAVE ambitiously bursts its bounds, shifting Krabbe's expert structuring through Graham Greene-esque travelougue, haunting thriller and, finally, the kind of cosmic hymn to coincidence Alex Garland aimed for in THE TESSERACT' The Face 'Short, spare and unflinchingly dark' The Times 'Krabbe's carefully constructed narrative has a geometry so precise that the patterns buried under the surface emerge only in the final pages' New York Times 'Like that classic 1980s film THE VANISHING, based on a novel by Krabbe, [THE RIDER]is a story of dark obsession...Best read in one sitting, it is a book full of insight into the whys and wherefores of a sport that is frightening in its intensity' Sunday Times
About the Author
Tim Krabbe (Amsterdam) is the author of The Vanishing (which was twice filmed, in Holland and the U.S.), The Cave (also filmed) and the cycling classic The Rider.
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Fast paced the book was an easy read. Some chapters have hints of history, but the main character seemed a weak willed individual, easily bullied by an ex-love.
I read this immediately following "The Cave" and "The Vanishing" just before that, so I was well entrenched in the world that Krabbè creates and how he does so.