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**plastic: money, face, value**
on 26 February 2014
I read this book not sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Through the eyes of a married, thirty year old female with a serious addiction to retail, the reader is propelled on a journey through 21st century life in the suburbs of London then to the epicenter itself.
Penelope June, known as June, shops using her husbands plastic credit cards to compensate for the loss of her child, her failing marriage and her lack of a job or any intellectual stimulation - she's highly intelligent. She reminds me a little of Gabby from Desperate Housewives.
She is thrown into a world of plastic surgery, sex, drugs and criminal activity that bares resemblances to American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis, except this is London. It is a very British novel, really funny and I'll definitely be ordering more of Christopher Fowler's books on Kindle.