Pysch Square

The Gendarme - Mark Mustian

It's not a bad book. It's a popular book, popular fiction, ( and I don't mean that in a bad way), and as such it makes an act of history, the Armenian Genocide, accessible to people who don't know much or anything about it.

On one level, the novel functions as a mystery of one man's mind. Is what Emmett is remembering real? How much of what he is relating is true?

On another level, it doesn't quite work as a love story. This is because we only get Emmett's view and at times, that is problematic. This ties into the idea of what is real and what isn't. But that ties into the question of how much do we trust Emmett.

Which makes it an interesting book, if not a great one.