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which offers as much insight into race as Bend It Like Beckham.
Now I can relax.
Just finished it.
You have to admit there are a couple of fine twists in there.
I think the concept of the "twist" has been utterly ruined by modern cinema, which now seems to feel the need to include OMGz complete reversal moment in every film, which is supposed to look amazing but instead is a) just rather silly and pointless, and b) means you are looking and probably finding the twist in every piece of literature before it happens. Which I did with this book. So aside from that I found it formulaic and the characters thin thin thin.
For some reason I cared enough to finish the book, though. I think it'll age incredibly badly. It plays the 'real modern life' card quite well at the beginning.
I didn't see the twist coming, but to be honest I wasn't looking for one. I've had my head in textbooks so long I've forgotten the lessons Ballard taught me in that respect.
though its great