At Molly Lane's funeral, a couple of her ex-lovers meet and make a pact with each other.
Well, I've left it a while before writing this and can't remember much about it! I did enjoy the book, but it felt a bit insubstantial compared to Saturday or Sweet Tooth which I was surprised by, considering it won the Booker Prize (I think it's definitely not as good as Saturday).
The writing was very good. I remembered this bit, from when someone's in a 757 that's taxiing for take-off:
He had a window seat in an empty row, and through gaps in the fig he could see other airliners waiting competetively in ragged, converging lines, something brooding and loutish in their forms: slit eyes beneath small brains, stunted, encumbered arms, upraised and blackened arseholes - creatures like this could never care about each other.
Perhaps I read it too quickly (I did whizz through it) and missed some of the subtleties. It was very readable and I enjoyed it, although thought the ending was a bit poor.
Completed : 03-Aug-2013