Mar 292013
 

End of the World Blues

 

This ambitious novel builds a massive, sprawling plot out of what seems to be a random agglomeration of characters and plot elements: A future city in the sky; a cat; an explosion; bondage; various gangs; Japanese cos-play teenagers; the subtle, nigh-invisible breakdown and healing of one person; and death. Threads pop up, expecting to be forgotten, until they’re sorted out, crucial to the plot. A journey through the murky underworld of the seedier bits of the UK, Tokyo, and the human soul. Grimwood frustrates the reader, hiding crucial details, but ultimately delivers a top-quality book which you want to read.

 

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