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Astonishing...if you like that sort of thing.,
This review is from: Let It Come Down (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
The blurb on the back cover does this book no justice at all. My (low) expectations were blown out of the water by a book that began in comic 50s style (a la "Lucky Jim" visits North Africa) with a bank clerk fleeing his dull but secure job to Tangiers.
After a dose of half-hearted hedonism, the book slowly but surely turns into black hole of nihilism. Think Camus. Think Battle of Algiers. That sort of thing.