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The Book of Dave by Will Self
The Book of Dave by Will Self
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The way "The Book of Dave" was recommended to me, I expected a fictional comedy not a tragedy. And what a tragedy it was... written as the part biography of the present day tragic hero-cum-taxi driver, Dave Rudman, and the narrative of a future dystopian and much dispersed and unrecognisable Britain, the plot and characters are contrived to the extreme to heighten the element of dystopian fantasy on the one hand, and to create as much confusion and frustration in the reader on the other. While the plot understandably needs to flash back and fore between the present and future, it is doubtful that it needs to chunk and shuffle the sequential narrative of the present and the future as much as… Read more