Critically acclaimed author Joseph Connolly presents a dystopian vision of a future in which celebrity and scandal become ever more entwined.
Following on from his past work would have been no easy feat for the writer, but once again, his unique story delivers a satisfying read.
At times, colloquial language and regional dialect makes the text difficult to engage with, and the informal narrative style, which presents most of the story through conversations or thought processes, becomes hard to follow, particularly as you pick up where you left off the night before.
However, this unique way of writing becomes extremely informative, extremely amusing, and as detailed as you could ever possibly desire.
There are intriguing plot points covering child stardom and the family rivalries which follow, but some of these become warped and leave you wondering whether the novelist really had a story to tell, or whether he just wanted to condemn contemporary society for its media obsession with celebrity culture.
This aside, Joseph Connolly is an extremely talented author, and fans of his work won’t be disappointed in his latest offering.