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Saturday, 7 January 2012
Sons and Fascination (book review)
Sons and Fascination by Gurdeep Mattu
'A good debut novel and a love letter to London'
This London based novel is a great read by a fresh new voice. It doesn't take long to read as it's more like a novella and it is quite dialogue driven. The main chracter, Jack can be a little bit hopeless, but this seems to be his personality more than anything else. The other characters were a little more absorbing in my opinion - Jack's unknown half-brother Sean, Jack's 'uncle' Ray, Jacks father's ex-lover Fran... Overall this is a really solid novel and a good read. The snapshots of London life are also great to see - London often gets a bad rep in books but Mattu obviously loves it!