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God's Dog by Diego Marani
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it was ok

I bought this because it was recommended by Nick Lezard in the Guardian. I know you can't judge a book by its cover but when it arrived this had a distinctly 'self-published' feel. The typeface on the front looks amateurish and is set off-centre. The cover price of £9.99 is high for a relatively thin volume. Books like this don't usually merit reviews in national newspapers so I though the contents would be really special.
But I wasn't grabbed either by the character, the prose or the plotting.
It all seemed a bit rushed - patched together.
Nick Lezard finished his review by saying that the book had 'the odd stiff review from the more religiously inclined press'. In my opinion, a negative response is merited purely on the usual literary criteria.
Lezard continues, 'The good news is that this is the first of a series, and the second has already been written. Heretic that I am, I can't wait.'
I'm no fan of the Catholic Church but I won't be holding my breath.
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