Darkly comic, very caustic, rather grotesque,
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I imagine that this darkly comic and sardonic tale might be enjoyed by anyone working in the publishing industry. I don't, and I found it very hard to engage with. The characters are rather heartless, the dialogue is somewhat bilious, the writing is decidedly grotesque. The novel is set in London and London placenames appear on almost every page, but as a Londoner, I did not recognise the city in these pages. I did not even recognise my fellow human beings. There is a great deal of grimacing and clever manoevering, very little atmosphere, and not much in the way of humanity. A streak of misanthropy, a mile wide. Not recommended.