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A disappointing sequel...
on 14 October 2011
I love Layer Cake. It's one of the few books I re-read every year, so I was very excited to see the follow-up book was out & ordered it straight away.
Unfortunately I found it very disappointing. The things I loved about Layer Cake were missing or just weren't at the same level: the pace, the humour, the language, the insight. The characters seemed flatter and the book dragged - things didn't really get going until almost half way through.
Without giving anything away, most of all I hated the ending & the device Connolly used to bring the story to an end. It felt lazy, a bit cheap and it's been done. A lot.
Perhaps my disappointment is making me harsher, but this was nowhere near the standard I was expecting after Layer Cake.