'The Last of Philip Banter' certainly starts off well. An alcoholic suffers from memory lapses and is shocked to find a typewritten confession on his desk that seems to foretell his future rather than talk of the past ... and he doesn't recall writing it. The episode repeats the following day. During this time we see Banter disintegrating from an alcoholic binge and paranoia. Gee, doesn't this sound like a great book? Unfortunately the pacing is too slow and there is very little action; the book feels like 99% narration. Yet the ending is a surprise and works fairly well.
Bottom line: certainly a curious book. Yet unfortunately it is not a very good one.