Saturday, December 15, 2012

Philip Sington's "The Valley of Unknowing," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington.

About the book, from the publisher:
The Valley of Unknowing, which is usually tagged as a ‘literary thriller’, is an intense, almost claustrophobic story, leavened by the humorous delivery of the narrator, the determinedly unserious Bruno Krug: writer, womaniser, People’s Champion of Art & Culture, and occasional freelance plumber. It has only two leading characters and three supporting characters, one of whom is dead and buried (well cremated, actually) by the end of the first act, and who lives on in the story mainly on account of a troubling legacy.

The tale unfolds in a region of East Germany out of reach of western television (popular nick-name: ‘The Valley of Unknowing’), where self-censorship has become second nature, and where people have turned inward – to their allotments, to their families, to their plumbing – rather than face the reality of how unfree they really are. In form it is essentially a love triangle, with one side of the triangle suffering an untimely death (see above).

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Learn more about the book and author at Philip Sington's website.

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My Book, The Movie: The Valley of Unknowing.

--Marshal Zeringue