Review: The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair – Joël Dicker

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by the Swiss author Joël Dicker was immediately after its publication in 2012 a great success. It was shortlisted for, and awarded, several prestigious literary prizes, which is remarkable in view of the obvious flaws of the novel. But the criteria seem to have changed, as well as the literary discourse as a whole. From this postmodern discourse The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair emerges as a (new kind of) masterpiece.

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