Top critical review
on 14 March 2017
Read the acknowledgement at the end and you will understand why this book has no sub plot, it goes in a straight line from start to finish. The characters are intentionally shallow and the whole experience is dull and unengaging. Mr Barry has written brilliant books but this ain't one of them. Leave the serialisation to Dickens this was an experiment that went wrong (which basically sums up the whole plot).