Victor Hill is best known as a commentator on financial affairs and politics particularly in his weekly column for masterinvestor.co.uk – and with this collection of three short stories be bursts into fiction – in a most accomplished and stylish fashion.
Messages intertwines four different strands of narrative, held together by the narrator whose personality is gradually revealed almost by sleight of hand, and Victor creates a really positive world that will entrance and entertain you. In The Gospel According to Vic the Fish, we are introduced to a completely different character, who inhabits a world of market trading and getting through – and who comes alive in the direct, first person narrative. Finally The Ghost in the Theatre, again a first person narrative, introduces a remarkably created person who leads us into a mystery and leaves us wondering.
The sheer readability of the writing will attract every reader – you don’t stumble over any sentence – and Victor creates his worlds effortlessly and most attractively. Victor adopts a very different persona each time as the narrator and takes us into their individual worlds, with the pathos, humour and challenges that life brings.Three stunning short stories.