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27 (Twenty-Seven) by R.J. Heald
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Aug 24, 2012

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This is a well written book of literary fiction that follows the lives of a group of University friends and how their situations have pretty much all changed for the worse, even though Facebook suggests their lives are perfect. It's similar to Capital by John Lanchester in terms of the way it's written, although it's not multicultural in approach. The story is bleak and starkly realistic, with barely a glimmer of joy in the unsympathetic characters. It certainly made me feel that my life was amazingly brilliant compared to the people in the story, so it could be read as a kind of morality tale.
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