The training drags on but as you would expect with Powell sooner or later the figures from the past reappear and instead of anyone from the centre this book is used to deepen Jenkin’s relationship with some fringe characters.
One of the problems with the widening of the circle is that it might provide extra small pieces of the jigsaw but it makes you feel even further away from where the real action is. Mind you Jenkins himself has started to feel cut off from everything with the training having taken him away from his family and London.
This is a bit of an overload with people being introduced at a rate of knots that makes it hard to keep up and compared to the other books difficult to find the rhythm.
Still see if it changes tomorrow…