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Never Mind by Edward St Aubyn

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challenging dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


David Melrose is a sadist character comparable to Nurse Ratchet.
Staged over one day, this is a multi-layered character exploration that is interesting but with no likeable character, I find it hard to connect.
Along with the sadistic, dark undercurrent it has a biting, dry sense of humour. It causes a bark of laughter but it's a laugh tinged with bitterness and not enjoyable.

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