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1.0 out of 5 stars
The most badly written book ever, 23 Feb 2008
Only my sense of morbid curiousity sustained me through this book, wondering just how bad it could get. The characters all appear to be cut from the cardboard of the same cereal box, none of them develop in the story, much of the dialogue serves no purpose and the wise-cracking attempts at humour are totally mis-placed within the storyline. I am stunned that Penguin even considered publishing it and I can only assume that the copy editor was either suffering delusions or stoned when the book was edited. It is peppered with howlers, continuity errors, impossible happenings, pages of clumsy exposition and every other creative writing bloomer you can possibly think of. If you're looking for some guidance on how NOT to write a book, this is the definitive answer. All budding writers should keep a copy of this by their computer - it will remind tham that if rubbish like this can get published, there is hope for everyone.