Feb 282017
 


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What more can be said about this book? It won the Booker. Irvine Welsh called it amazing. I’ve finally got round to reading this book, and it… I don’t even know how to describe it. The style and craft of it is mind-blowing. There’s a bit of lush, prose, and just when you’re thinking that it’s quite beautiful in its own New Yorker-wannabe way, the writer tells us how crap it is. James layers patois, style, culture, and language and makes it looks easy, when it’s actually the sweat of a master at work. It’s worth savouring every single minute

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