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This review is from: Allan Stein (Paperback)
Compared to Matthew Stadler's epic experimental novel The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee, Allan Stein is extremely disappointing. I won't go into the plot details as they are contained above in the book summary. However what I will say is that the book has no real character development.All one takes away from the book is that the protagonist is a somewhat creepy character and his relationship with the boy at the centre of the book's plot is not very well developed. There is no friendship there rather it seems to be the desperate effort of the protagonist to inveigle his way into the boy's affections. The books ending is also highly unlikely and tests the reader's credibility to the limit.
I can recommend Nicholas Dee wholeheartedly but I would steer clear of this one.