Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan

Weird and wonderful, bizarre and dark. Almost pitch black at times, but not without underlying humor. Loved it.

“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader

I’d heard such good things about Rupert Thompson. I might try another book down the road, but this one was uniquely terrible, I couldn’t even finish it. From the unoriginal, solipsistic narrator to the meandering pace and dearth of any suspense or momentum, I couldn’t help but think of the author sitting down every day and arbitrarily picking something new for his protagonist to do. (“Today I’ll have him order a pastry!” … “Today he should meet yet another person who’s unexplainably friendly to him even though he’s a dick toward everyone!”)

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