Pre-Pub Pick: TRANSCRIPTION by Kate Atkinson
Atkinson’s new spy novel is clever, detailed and consuming. The publisher's marketing describes Atkinson’s writing as “textured”, and the term fits as suspense, humor and a bit of grit is woven throughout. Good historical fiction has the responsibility of balancing plot with fact, and it is in the details that Atkinson’s novel moves from good to great (see her Author’s Note and accompanying bibliography for her thoughts on this aspect of writing). A twist near the end may offend some readers who instinctually give credence to the protagonist, but you can never trust a spy. Fans of Atkinson’s will certainly be pleased. Highly recommended! Place your copy on hold here!