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1.0 out of 5 stars don't believe the hype, 14 July 2009
This review is from: Tomas (Paperback)
I cannot believe that everyone who has raved about this book reads anything vaguely well written. One can forgive the dull plot, wooden characters, infantile and naive posturing, one can even forgive (if forced to) the ridiculous and childish attempt at satire and the fact that the author's idea of life is informed by his experience of money and privilege. What is impossible to forgive however, is the terrible sentence structure and appalling misuse of language. Incredibly over-hyped, and for what reason? PS apologies for previous typing mistakes, and please note that this review acknowledges the author's supposed attempt at satire; I only ask that he (or his editor) learn how to structure a sentence.
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2009 19:15:23 BDT
What a pretentious review! The book is clearly meant as a satire with the plot and characters a vehicle for the author's ideas. While these may not be wildly original they are genuinely amusing and at times thought provoking. As for the language, well it was better than many modern novels (he probably knows how to spell naive too).

Posted on 20 Jul 2009 07:03:50 BDT
bog sabe says:
Anyone got a spare Spellchecker they can send to Bibliophile? :-)

Posted on 1 Aug 2009 10:46:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Aug 2009 10:47:17 BDT
Mrs Book Pig says:
Totally agree with Bibliophile's review. This book makes comics look like complex literary creations. Love the other snobby sniping comments from the Tomas-lovers! Very amusing :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2009 17:34:36 BDT
Mr Smith says:
what a pretentious review, what, what...
the book is indeed clearly meant as a satire - it is just a shame that's not really how it turned out.
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