Top critical review
Evocative descriptions, needed better characterisation
on 20 August 2014
I was reading this on my commute and found the atmosphere so brilliantly described, the heat, stickiness, smells, that I felt quite disorientated when I had to step out into grimy dreary Liverpool Street!
I enjoyed the story, even if I did find Jenn's descent a little too swift to be truly believable and some of the dialogue clunky. And the sex scenes were terrible, I couldn't understand what would bring her back for more based on their first full encounter in the loo!
The ending was subtly done, it reminded me of Roald Dahl's way of ending one of his Tales of the Unexpected - leaving you teetering on the edge of a revelation and stopping the story there so you can decide what happens next.
Full marks for bringing the area to life, less for plot and character.