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Slightly off the wall story of love, betrayal, and the gulf between the rich and the rest of us,
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This review is from: The Flamethrowers (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed this book and became more engrossed in it as I came to know the female character who narrates the story - gradualy unwinding her poor, underprivileged childhhod (which is described without self-pity) and how this has made her both vunerable and yet strong and resourceful, and a fantastic motorcyclist. Yet her ambition is in the arts world, where she falls into a an unequal relaitionship with what the British would describe as a "champange socialist". His politics are idealistic and left wing but he has the enviable cushion of piles of family money. He tries and fails to control his girlfriend when she wants to do something and she is backed his best friend. What he doesn't know is that friend and girlfriend had a one night stand before he met her. What makes the female lead so sympathetic is her ability to deal with the mad, bad, bitchy arts scene, her boy-friends' aweful family, and her absolute loyalty to people, until finaly she realises that yes, the rich really ARE different. Her reaction to this is extreme, dangerous and foolish. You are left at the end hoping that all turns out OK for her.