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The Driver's Seat - Muriel Spark

   

Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat captivated me unexpectedly when I read it for a book group several years ago. For such a slim volume it leaves a devastaing effect. The economy of language, character - the almost childishly storylike opening - all combine somehow to chill the reader. It won the 'lost Booker prize' a few years ago (the qualifying time window had changed, so some books weren't eligible), and I'm glad it's got a wider audience, although it's still one of Spark's least well-known novels.

I shall add more when I have re-read it.

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