Book review: A Man Of Genius by Lynn Rosen

AMOG FINAL COVERUna Publications

A man of reputation, a man of the past and (in his own mind, at least), a man of genius, the towering figure of acclaimed architect Samuel Grafton-Hall dominates this debut novel from octogenarian US author Lynn Rosen.

Deftly introduced through a clever narrative device – we learn of events through the narrative, reliable or otherwise, of Dolinger, Grafton-Hall’s lawyer and exceutor as he recalls the events decades later, it is a relief to remember the great architect is a fictional character as he poisons or harms the lives of everyone as he hurts everyone around him.

But it is Lynn Rosen, who is the true architect here, who late in life has constructed a true American classic.

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