Unformatted text preview: all raise more questions than answers through the novel. It is a book of wondering, guessing, and trying to discern the different between appearances and reality. That is why it is fitting, it would seem, that John Wade was a magician, nicknamed Sorcerer while in the army. Mystery surrounds the Wades and the novel, continually keeping the reader questioning and thinking about possibilities and what the ambiguity of the novel means. Overall, In the Lake of the Woods is a dense, foggy, compelling novel, full of “hypothesis” and what-ifs....
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- Fall '09
- Yasunari Kawabata, central mystery plot