This book was kind of a slow-paced for me. John Sharpe, the main character and narrator of the story drives along the Ring Road while taking us (the readers) into his different experiences and adventures while he was growing up, childhood to adolescence to manhood.
There were a lot of deceiving information throughout the story. John would narrate it as if it really had happened but later reveal that it wa...more
John Sharpe is driving round the ring round; and getting steadily loopier as time goes on. Very little time passes in the course of the book. A whole heap of reflections by an unreliable narrator. Great stuff! There's an underlying semi-pseudo-plot about genetic modification, but it's not how I thought it would be when I read the teasers.
I definitely need to read Pears' other books.