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I judged the book by it's cover...oops!,
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This review is from: The City & The City (Paperback)
I agree with another reviewer, this could have been a really complex noir-like thriller with twist and turns, but I was actually a bit disappointed. Sure it has an interesting idea, although a rather typical one,based no doubt on the ethnicity in eastern Europe.But it kind of leads you on and then promptly dumps the good,rather mysterious idea in favour of a crass geopolitical one.I found that a bit flat to be honest,and then he does something which I hate in books...he raced towards the end as though he couldn't wait to get it over with.Of course you get this with all thrillers,that's the whole structural point, but with this book, none of it seems to matter,the story has lost it's lustre.Nevermind.