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Posted March 15, 2012
This is a book that creeps up on you. It is not the fastest start, but once you get into it, it is hard to put down. The writing is excellent and the transition between the future and present reality is so smoothly accomplished that you are continuing wondering which is the real story. I am not going to tell you, you have to read the book, which will be a great way to spend your time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Courtenay Grimwood is at his most complicated best with this strong tale
In Tokyo, runaway teenager Lady ¿Countess of High Strange¿ Neku hides fifteen million dollars in a in a train station locker. Soon afterward she saves the life of former Iraq war veteran Kit Nouveau when she efficiently kills a mugger attacking him. The Pirate¿s Mary bar owner tells Neku he owes her.------------ Many groups are after Neku because of the money she hid this includes the yakuza syndicate and, British espionage agents Several of Kit¿s former lovers and a few he still sees are after him. Neku also ¿lives¿ in an alternate reality as a princess married to an adversarial family. She fears her virtual life has interacted with her real life while Kit feeling an obsession to save a former girlfriend who left a suicide note behind wonders what he has gotten into since Neku saved him from a mugging.---------- The END OF THE WORLD BLUES is a complex somewhat convoluted character driven thriller that hooks readers who prefer something different yet compelling. Kit with his world ended yesterday philosophy and Neku with her strange kick butt attitude make for a dynamic read as her adventures tie into his past, present, and apparently his future making the double helix look like preschool science. Jon Courtenay Grimwood is at his most complicated best with this strong tale.--------- Harriet Klausner
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Posted January 1, 2011
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