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message 1: by Esther (new)

Esther  (estame) | 37 comments Mod
Do you plan to read this one?


message 2: by Esther (new)

Esther  (estame) | 37 comments Mod
Fourth Estate have confirmed that they are bringing the release of this book forward to 31st July.


Neil Nearly finished this now. Enjoying it more than I thought I would - first few pages were a bit off-putting but then it started to get hold of me a bit. The thing with multiple parentheses is completely aggravating, though!


Neil I gave this 3 stars. It should have been 4 but I had to knock a star off for the gimmicky use of parentheses: that spoiled it for me. The writing is clever and often amusing. There isn't really a plot and no effort made to tidy everything up. But, apart from the parentheses, I enjoyed reading it.


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Anna Safar | 3 comments Meh. This is definitely not among my favourites. The parentheses were indeed annoying.


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