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4.0 out of 5 stars Modern Life, 28 Mar. 2008
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A gritty insight into a group of teenagers and young adults lives in the city of Manchester, this novel is pretty intense right from the beginning. Stretch, a student himself, creates a really believeable world- suspending his characters in a bubble of sex, drink and the treadmill of fashion that just won't stop moving.

This book has an edge to it that makes it very original- it is set at a time in the future looking back at the events of the modern world and how they led people to their demise and the introduction of a new, strict state. The narrator has a strong voice throughout which you can engage with very well as he introduces the young people one by one and follows the way their lives inevitably intertwine.

This novel does not hold back- something that may not seem a suprise considering the first line of the blurb is: 'The pornography of everyday life...'. To some it may be shocking or controversial: there are strip clubs, sex machines and sex chat lines dotted throughout, but they ultimately build into a brilliant tale which will keep you gripped and guessing throughout. If you're easily offended then maybe this isn't the one for you, but if you are looking for a cutting-edge, truthful depiction of the horrors and glory that co-exist in the modern world then this could be the one for you.

I recommend it as I like the originality and it has a strong, believeable plot. A very interesting story it may well open your eyes to just what the behaviour the modern day media encourages could lead to in the end...
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