A review by mrs_bonaventure
At Last by Edward St Aubyn


At last indeed. Not necessarily as dazzling as some of its predecessors, but realistically satisfying. The references to psychology and philosophy are as deep as the literary ones and help to turn Patrick's character fully inside out, to him and the reader simultaneously. From the beginning of the series I had wanted to see Patrick finally swim instead of sinking (which recalls the horror of one early formative experience) and by the end, his experience dissipates at last into something approaching the ordinary. A quiet victory.