A quick review of A Burnt Out Case.
A fine read. Well-crafted and honed. A novel in which the oppositions of faith and apostasy, religion and irreligion, belief and atheism are discussed and played with, without seeming preachy, heavy or tedious.
The well-paced plot skilfully reveals the life of the protagonist Querry, and why and how he has ended up in deepest Africa, at a mission and hospital for lepers. The denouement was a surprise, and well-crafted; though surprising, it seemed a natural way for the story to conclude.