Philip Hensher

A sunken wreck of a novel: Cormac McCarthy’s The Passenger reviewed

A promising plot about a mysterious plane crash is lost in rambling meditations on psychosis, string theory and JFK’s assassination

Like many American novelists, McCarthy has been misled by the conviction that he needs to say something important [Alamy]

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Philip Hensher
Philip Hensher is professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and the author of 11 novels including A Small Revolution in Germany.

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