Friday, February 3, 2012

Grimwood, Jon Courtenay: End of the World Blues

Yet another excellent book from a master story teller. From a teenage romance which was blighted to a married life in Tokyo which is cut short the hero, Kit, is suspected of murder, is involved dangerously with Yakusa bosses - an affair with the wife of one is not exactly healthy - and agrees to look for his former love who may or may not be dead. He collects a young girl,
or does she collect him, who follows him to London where she acquires a boy friend. The present day element in the book is a thriller as his search involves undercover police and local crime lords. The girl is not of this world but from the distant future where a different tale unfolds. Very well done and not at all confusing.

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