Thursday, June 26, 2014

[Rogues] David Ball: "Provenance"

All right, got a quick story in before dozing off last night. This time it's "Provenance", by one David Ball.
It's a tale with an interesting and, for the format, somewhat unusual setup with a lot of exposition through dialogue, with flashbacks to other characters' lives way back in history (second world war to be precise) yet it all works together to give us a sort of twist toward the end (although I somewhat saw it coming).
The flashback scenes were excellent and exciting, the rest of the story framing it less so; it's basically one character telling another the story of a painting, the central McGuffin of the tale.
In that regard, this tale is somewhat less memorable than the others so far but it was well written nonetheless. Perhaps just not entirely my cup of tea. Second half of the Purple Wedding coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. Bad story. Why should I care about any of these people? Or the painting? Just bored me to death.