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Excellent second novel by Alex Preston,
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This review is from: The Revelations (Paperback)
Having found This Bleeding City both absorbing and enlightening partly because of the "credit crunch" setting, I thought that the author's second novel would have a lot to live up to to equal it. I did find it a bit harder to "get into" having little sympathy for the characters or their religious beliefs. However, a few chapters in and I became thoroughly gripped particularly as the pace quickened and the tone became darker and quite gothic. I found the last third of the book almost impossible to put down and read with a growing horror as the denoument approached. I find that the author's use of language is quite poetic and his ability to describe a setting is cinematic and haunting. Since finishing the book I have found that some of the images have remained with me like a vivid and not too pleasant dream. I thoroughly recommend The Revelations and look forward to reading Alex Preston's next book.