I feel compelled to tell everyone about this book. Gordon Burn has taken the top news stories of 2007 and turned them into a novel. It sounds simple enough but the author has used these stories to tell a tale of the modern age. A single sentence in this novel is a hundred times more thought-provoking and insightful than all the column inches given in the press. He is able to point out coincidences without offering opinion. Part journalism, part novel this is one of the most exciting pieces of literature to be published in years. If you have any interest in the written word then I urge you to read this.