Book Review of Possession

Possession
Possession
Author: A. S. Byatt
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2


This is such a fabulous book! Graduate student Roland finds a letter to an unknown woman written by famous Victorian poet Randolph Henry Ash. Instead of turning it over to his professor, he decides to look into it himself. He identifies the woman as Christabel LaMotte and with the help of a professor who specialises in her writing, they set off on the trail of a literary mystery.

I guess this is really a literary romance - you don't know whether to be more gripped by the Roland/Maud storyline in modern times or the Randolph/Christabel story in Victorian times. It's put together so well, the clues to the denouement are all there, and towards the end it's un-put-downable!

A great book about the power of relationships and the importance of literature - both for those who write it and those who read it. This is one of my all time top 5.