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Do not read this book,
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I have given this book 5 stars, although I wanted to give it none. It leaves you feeling sick. The sheer scale of my reaction to it, however, told me one thing: just how affecting this novel actually is.
There are people, the kind you feel you've met before, trapped in a white, concrete bunker underground. The 'kidnapper' toys with them and plays with them. The clock on the wall he rigs, distorting their perception of time. He gives them a slab of juicy meat with a note - the one who kills another shall be set free. There is a lift, which descends at the same time every day. It is the people's one certainty, and when the lift doesn't come, it drives them mad. Sometimes he sends down no food for ages, until they think they'll starve, and then he sends down a sumptuous feast which they devour. But the food is all drugged, and it drives them insane. He sends down a rabid dog. He sends down money, folded into the shape of a butterfly. He sends down a little girl called Jenny. He sends down a box of vodka and cigarettes which the adults fight over. There is blood and drugs and cancer and death.
Do not read this book. It is a horrible, sickening book. (i.e. Good luck)
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