This is the second Martina Cole book I have read, she knows the language of the streets of London, without sounding false,
The story had me gripped from start to finish, The sad life of the people involved with a self obsessed woman, the gangster types she mixes with, and the repercussions they have on her family, a bit gruesome in parts but just what you would expect from that life style,
I thought it was great and look forward to reading her next one
This story starts with Alexei as a young boy and right from the off, the influences of his politically minded parents, particularly ,his Mum, who sounds a real character,He tells of the benefits of being a member of the communist party in the 60's and the strange places he and his family visited around Europe, and growing up in Liverpool, with hilarious consequences. really worth a listen
I love this story so much I just had to go on and read the other two straight after, the whole idea of the hunger games ,sending young children to fight to the death against each other, you would only hope its based on imagination rather than something real.But as with the film, very enjoyable, very imaginative, futuristic and dark, it'll have you hooked.
from beginning to end, I thought the book was really well written and well narrated, I didn't want to stop listening to the story, some parts had me on the edge of my seat, some parts quite upsetting.but thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this book
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