Yeah, well I found this buried in the clearance shelves at the local Borders the other day...had never heard of the author or the publisher (DIVA). And I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Shades of The Bell Jar and Martin Amis pop in, and it's got a terrific dark humor throughout which I swore was British in nature, but I see that the author is English only by residence. The main character definitely incarnates the whole Eros/Thanatos deal!
The next to last chapter is quite upsetting to read, and I mean that in a positive way. Looking forward to see whether Ms. Maxwell writes anything else in the future. So if you're into Martin Amis, Stephen Wright, Will Self and Irvine Welsh, you could do worse than getting this novel.