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Winter Comes Early in This Suburbia
on 1 October 2014
If you have read Guy Bellamy before you know what you are getting and to start with won't be overly disappointed. Comic everymen caught in some unpredictable and compromising corners make for a promising mix. But then .... this novel broken down into month by month sequences, is just about over by May leaving it idling through the months to December with little narrative action or drive. Bluntly and simply it is half formed. A shame really because Bellamy can be a lot of fun - try Tax Eiles, The Sinner's Congregatiion, The Nudists etc while The Secret Lemonade Drinker should be published as a Penguin Modern Classic and put on the GCSE reading list..