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3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Published by Trafalgar Square
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Feb 03, 2008 Velvetink rated it it was ok

Emma Tom’s first book took about 100 years to write and is a slapstick crime novel narrated by a dead school girl. Deadset is not what you’d call an easy read, though a journalist once compared it to White Noise by Don DeLillo which Emma Tom thinks is one of the nicest things anyone could ever say about a book. Two other fans of Deadset were Irvine Welsh (the guy who wrote Trainspotting) and the judges for the 1998 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Asia and the South Pacific (who gave it a prize f
Sep 09, 2012 Nikij rated it really liked it
This took me a bit to get into, and grasp the swing of the nowel as the writing style is so far removed from how I think and speak. HOWEVER. I could not put it down. I took the journey from the bus, to the morgue all the way to the police station. It shocked me, it terrified me, it revolted me. It made me smile despite myself and I felt guilty at times over laughing at some of the blacker portions of the novel. This is a really unusual book, read it if you are looking for something different, ...more
Peter Allen
May 11, 2015 Peter Allen rated it it was amazing
read this just after it was first published and thought it was pretty bloody good.reading it again for the first time since then,still think it's pretty bloody good.
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Jun 23, 2011 Johanna rated it liked it
Fun read, pretty disturbing
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