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OverExposure [Mass Market Paperback]

Hugo Rifkind
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3 May 2007
When a shadowy cat-burglar called Fingers starts stealing diamonds from London celebrities, Macaulay Lewis, a misfit news-hound, scents opportunity. If he can expose the thief, he might stand a chance of holding down his job with the paper. His ex-girlfriend might fancy him again. He might even get snapped by the odd celeb magazine himself. Fame glitters. But is it all really worth the cab ride home? Expose yourself to the flashiest, edgiest comedy of modern life in recent years.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; New Ed edition (3 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841959421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841959429
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,311,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Rifkind has a cheeky sense of humour, and has successfully pulled together a fast-moving and entertaining little comic novel. Like all decent comedy, it's near the knuckle, too... A jaunty and entertaining debut novel." Independent "Much of the fun of Rifkind's novel is in the gleeful and horribly convincing dissection of how a celebrity fad comes into being. Rifkind is a wonderfully witty writer, and the gags come thick, fast and cliched....sharp, readable and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it" Scotland on Sunday "an arch, laugh out loud thriller." The Times"

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HUGO RIFKIND was born in Edinburgh in 1977. Currently a columnist for The Times, he has also written for the Herald, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail and GQ. He now lives in Camden Town, London.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rifkind Rocks 21 Mar 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I had read a lot of Hugo Rifkind's columns in The Times so I thought I knew what to expect, namely, witty, sharp and incisive writing. While that's what I got, and oodles of it to boot, I was left just a little deflated. On reflection, I think its because my expectations were too high. In fairness, Overexposure isn't pitched as some intellectual or verbal masterpiece - I read it in about two days, which is pretty quick when you consider I don't generally have a lot of time to read anything these days - but I was expecting slightly more.

The plot clips along and you swerve between sympathy and apathy for the central figure - he's a pretty pathetic character, not sure what he's doing in his deadline-driven job, not sure what he's waiting for in life outside of work. But of course, despite seeming like a horrible person, the glint of goodness we all apparently possess comes through in the end.

The ending was probably the most disappointing element - There was always only one of two options here, and neither would have surprised - you could see it coming a mile off.

This is a light read. It carries you along, entertaining you along the way. The plot isn't too complicated and you won't be taxed intellectually, but the writing is very good and well structured. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to another from Mr. Rifkind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's funny 'cos it's true 28 Aug 2013
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Very enjoyable crime caper. It read like a modern day Ealing comedy, almost as if Irvine Welsh had had a hand in the writing. Maybe someone who hasn't worked in media would find the characters unrealistic, yet I can tell you they are very real indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely enjoyable romp 19 Oct 2006
Hugo Rifkind is a shining wit (Spoonerism not intended) and this punchy debut is a cracking read concerning the dark underside of celebrity journalism. I would say it was a perfect holiday read, if that isn't too much of a backhanded compliment.
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Highly enjoyable whodunnit? that will appeal to fans of Iain Banks and anyone seeking an insight into the hollow circus that is the London gossip scene.
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