Dark Diversions is less of a novel than a collection of short stories with a shared narrator, an American writer about whom we learn very little. The stories are all about people with power, in various senses, many of them rich, some of them military dictators. They are told with a fine eye for detail, and there is an interesting break midway through where the narrator muses on the purpose of narration. An engrossing and not particularly demanding read.
Overall Grade: B