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It almost defies description, but it's not for someone after a beach read...
on 30 April 2013
I really wanted to like this more. It's clever, twisty, intelligent but maybe a little TOO intelligent.
Three interconnected detective stories, set in New York. For me though, each was about a rather unlikeable man, who made some silly choices (that he didn't have to) that then affected his life and relationships.
And it's all grim, gritty and depressing too.
It's well written though. I was impressed with the voice of the younger Peter Stillman in 'City of Glass', a moving tale told in an impressively realistic voice.
The book was recommended to me and while I'm glad I got through it, it was a bit of a slog, it's not easy (the second tale almost made me give up, with characters called White, Blue, Black etc but it didn't end up confusing me.
Not one for someone who's after a cheery or light read. It's deep, depressing and dark but it is clever. Make of it what you will.