Acquired via BookCrossing 18 Nov 2008 – RABCK from Caroley

I really enjoyed this multi-generational tale, set mainly in South London.  A mix of Buddha of Suburbia, White Teeth and Brick Lane, we examine the consequences of a family addicted to lying and concealment.  As a first novel, there are a few forgiveable issues – some of the characters could do with fleshing out a bit.  The story was fantastic, in more ways than one, but ultimately it worked and this was an enjoyable and, at the end, unputdownable read.  

Reserved for Ali, who saw I was reading it a couple of days ago…