Posted on 19th November 2012

Posted by Sophie

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Lightning Rods

Lightning Rods, Helen DeWitt’s second novel, is a deadpan triumph that pulls off one unlikely miracle after another. It is a tirelessly sustained satire that is delivered without the usual easy, self-aware sarcasm and remains genuinely funny even at its most disturbing moments. Despite being a book about sex, Lightning Rods is written in prose…