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This review is from: Sulphuric Acid (Hardcover)
This is an incredible novella. Think Albert Camus meets Primo Levi, writing about 'Big Brother'.
The book's very premise is so horrifying, so obscene that I stopped for about ten minutes on page 12 to decide whether to continue, or whether to fling it into the wastebin. But the latter simply wasn't an option.
But as a comment on humanity, and on certain aspects of the times in which we live, it is amazing.
One minor gripe: the UK publishers use a quote from Dan Rhodes (himself an excellent novellist) talking about reading Nothomb as being 'fun'. That's the last word I'd use to describe this piece, despite its overall cynicsm and the occasional moment of astonishingly black comedy.
An absolute must-read.