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4.0 out of 5 stars child of the raves, 13 July 2006
This review is from: Morvern Callar (Paperback)
The publishers litter the blurb with the words 'immoral' and 'appalling'... I'm still not sure why. If I detailed the events that Morvern relays to us to you, you might think me a bit warped by saying that. Maybe I am. But the narrative always favours event over emotion, and by doing that it defines living a black and white existence and suddenly being presented with the opportunity to get colour widescreen with surround sound. The book is truly 'the child of the raves'; the concept of living for the weekend taken to a logical extreme that had never occurred to you. The book is far from judgemental, with no patronising of those that don't live in the media belt but who still like swimming in an Ibizan sea. It is a deliberate irony that Morvern's plain observation is lyrical, against the presumed pretentiousness we just know her boyfriend's novel is probably filled with.

Morvern never names him as far as I remember, only referring to him as Him. It's probably reading too much into it to think this suggests God is dead, having committed suicide after growing bored with reality...
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