There's been just one thing lacking from the great Olympics run-up: metafiction... This knowing little bagatelle will get you through a Tube trip nicely
Incredibly good ... I read it in one sitting, completely thrilled by the audaciously deceptive simplicity of both Ridgway's writing and the story itself
From the Same Author
Hawthorn and Child
Hawthorn and his partner, Child, are called to the scene of a mysterious shooting in North London. The only witness is unreliable, the clues are scarce, and the victim, a young man who lives nearby, swears he was shot by a ghost car. While Hawthorn battles with fatigue and strange dreams, the crime and the narrative slip from his grasp and the stories of other Londoners take over: a young pickpocket on the run from his boss; an editor in possession of a disturbing manuscript; a teenage girl who spends her days at the Tate Modern; and a madman who has been infected by former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Haunting these disparate lives is the shadowy figure of Mishazzo, an elusive crime magnate who may be running the city, or may not exist at all.