The Deep Field by James Bradley

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May 1999, no. 210

The Deep Field by James Bradley

Sceptre, $29.95 hb, 386 pp

The Deep Field by James Bradley

by
May 1999, no. 210

Anyone can write a book, a cynic once remarked, but bringing off the second is a devil of a task. Most novelists at the outset of their careers would agree, I think – especially these days when a market-driven publishing industry often demands that authors of successful first novels should come up with more of the same ASAP.

I was a trifle apprehensive, therefore, when James Bradley’s second novel arrived. Two years ago, Bradley achieved considerable success with Wrack, a fine, atmospheric work that stood out from the ruck of run-of-the-mill first novels. As it turns out, I had little cause to be uneasy. With this much more substantial second work of fiction Bradley confirms that Wrack was no mere flash in the pan.

Andrew Riemer reviews 'The Deep Field' by James Bradley

The Deep Field

by James Bradley

Sceptre, $29.95 hb, 386 pp

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