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This review is from: Glow (Hardcover)
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For some reason, I've been struggling to finish novels, it's a testament to this one that I read it all in a couple of sittings. Clever, well plotted, believable and achingly cool, I can't recommend this more highly. Wonderful stuff.
Raf, a young man from South London, has a rare sleep disorder which means his circadian rhythms don't run along the same sort of lines as other people. This has an impact on his ability to be a reliable worker or to form serious relationships. He spends his days working for pirate radio stations and programming.
This leads him into the world of Glow, a new recreational drug on the streets of London. It's a mystery where it comes from, but the mystery seems linked to the murky dealings of a multinational company which seems overly obsessed with a number of Burmese living in the capital.
Beauman handles the various threads of the story well and it's certainly not an embarrassing read, given some of the subject matter.
Well worth your time, recommended!