Monday, 5 October 2009

The Dying Light by Henry Porter

Of the three state-of-the-nation novels I have read recently - A Week in December, and Ordinary Thunderstorms are the others - this is by far and away the best. It is, yes, a political thriller, but it is written with more vim, more conviction, better grasp of character and motive, and more determination to make a difference than either of the others. I shall not outline the plot, except to say that it is set in Britain in the very near future and that you won't walk or drive past a CCTV camera again without thinking twice.

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