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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Read, 30 Jun. 2008
I really enjoyed this book and I also thought that it was very funny in parts. I was engaged in the stories of the five characters who are all inter connected in some way particularly Nat and Libbys story. Nat has absolutely no insight at all in respect of his selfish and narcisstic behaviour and I found him horrifyingly believable. I also liked the structure of the book which follows the characters over 5 years dropping in each year, it shows how their lifes and expectations change. The novel starts on election night 1997 and the initial surge of euphoria and optimism that followed New Labours coming into power. I would thoroughly recommend.