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Old 15th Oct 2003, 10:32   #11
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<prepares to hurl book at wall in truimph, remebers it is a library copy, and puts it in bag to gently hurl into book drop>

I was somewhat surprised to finish the book last night (I wasnt expecting so many pages of adverts in the back ) especially as it didnt seem to 'end'. Was it just me, or was it unclear when the events in the last chapter took place, and why exactly the twins mother died?

most of the characters in this book annoyed me for one reason or another, as did the backwards reading/writing and the Capitalisation of Significant Words - all in all I felt that Roy was Trying Too Hard to be Clever, and it just didnt work for me. :(

apologies to whoever suggested this, but I have never been so glad to finish a book, as it was having a negative effect on my other reading (felt guilty reading anything else, as I knew I should be getting on with this, but lack of engagement meant I didnt care what happened, and so didnt have a burning desire to pick up the book)

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