Going out, Scarlett Thomas

attention whoreisbn: 9780857862005 is an author who’s content varies (my blog).  This is an earlier work and apparently is a homage to the influencer of this (my blog) The book follows Luke who is allergic to everything, and  Julie who either is intelligent or guessed at being intelligent in a bog standard comprehensive and who works in chain restaurant locally after flunking exams.

The book is set in Essex a place that gets a bad reputation although the people can be nice despite the television emphasis on fake tans, and other vain pursuits of a select few who many either look up to or laugh at.  It is the pre internet shopping era.  So the question of does the restaurant in the retail park still exist is a valid one.

Anyhow part comedy and satire essex escapes from consumerism and essex values in a campervan. 3/5 bananas

by golly but...

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