Timoleon Vieta Come Home - Dan Rhodes


I'd forgotten that, after having read exerpts from his previous stories, I'd decided to avoid the works of Dan Rhodes. He's undeniably a clever, lyrical writer, but this isn't so much dark as a black hole brimming with pain, disappointment and death, unredeemed by even the strongest love. Like 'The Wrong Boy', this was billed as funny, but the comedy is indistinguishable from the tragedy. It's good for me to read edgy novels once in while but I don't have to enjoy them. Marks here are for execution - in one sense.
[Ju's note: I'm surprised I gave this book such a high mark as I remember it with distaste. It was so cynical and mean-minded - I'll certainly avoid Mr Rhodes' works after all.]

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