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An elaborate joke?,
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Lodge's new novel is a romping good read but it's also deeply unoriginal: everything you expect to happen does happen so that a grieving woman finds out that her dead husband wasn't such a saint after all and so is able to move on (Yawn); while when the police arrive looking for a member of department who's been downloading child porn from the Net the culprit is exactly who you think it is. I found myself wondering if Lodge is attempting a literary joke, setting himself the task of writing the archetypal academic-adultery novel.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2011 22:35:16 GMT
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Frank T says:
So the character who's been downloading porn is who you think it is... Would the novel have satisfied you more if it was someone behaving totally out of character? This isn't a murder mystery, it's a funny but essentially realistic story about a relationship.
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