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Compelling but overall a bit of a disappointment
on 28 January 2016
Mixed feelings! As others have noted, Capital is a compelling novel. However, of the many characters in the book there is none that particularly stands out. One could almost say they are very stereotypical of their culture, profession or background. The plot around which the tale revolves is rather weak and progresses very sporadically through the book. It was easy to guess the perpetrator long before the end. There are parts of the book where the editing is very poor, with a lot of word or sentence repitition. There are some chapters where you feel as if the author is reintroducing you to a character as they haven't been mentioned for a couple of chapters. So much so, that I ended up speed reading past some paragraphs or pages. Overall, a reasonable yarn which could have been deeper and more rewarding.