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A very disappointing and ill advised follow up to the ...
on 6 March 2015
A very disappointing and ill advised follow up to the near flawless "Brightness Falls". This is set in post 9/11 Manhattan and I found it all turgid, self indulgent, "New York as the centre of the world" and only place in the world etc. It's everything it's predecessor wasn't...bland, dry, stale and no real action or points of interest. There are some moments were the true McInerney surfaces and tries to shine through but it's never for long enough to keep the flame of this story alive.