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Get Me Out of Here Various reviews and blurbs suggest this is comic, even funny, but I could not agree less it seemed to me a very serious and well thought out piece of writing with serious points to make, and which makes them well Reminiscent of American Psycho, if not quite in the same league, it has a similar phantasmagoric feeling, suggestive rather than explicit, leaving the reader to de A british take on American Psycho A lot subtle than that.The first person narrative makes it ambigous as to exactly what is going going on Matt Freeman is in his thirties and a resident of the barbican He appears to be at war with the city and expectation of how to live as a yuppie.We meet him as he is trying to get a new pair of designer glasses, having deliberatly broken the last pair in a bid to get the latest styles.This sets the scene We are given an insight into his minds meanderings as the city restaurants, business partners, lovers, old friends, cabbies, the transport system all conspire against him.At times deliciously funny He has a business plan to expand into North Korea and often his disappointment with the City are tempered with what Kim and Koreans would do.You have to get through the stream of consciousness noise to work out what is going on and it looks like murder is involved at some point As Matt himself doesnt really know what Appears to be a London credit crunch version closer to complete copy of American Psycho featuring an obnoxious central character obsessed with brands and with the breakdown of society and function in London, with the inanities of popular culture and customer service but to a psychopathic degree, with a delusional view that he has some form of promotional business and who may or may not be a serial killer if he isn t then a remarkable number of women Interesting read It was rather hard to make myself finish it, but I really appreciated the experience Stylistically it was very well done But, in the end, this idea would have been better suited to a short story It makes me wonder if the author doesn t appreciate the the power that a short story can hold The power of this story comes from the shock factor This wears down as the pages go by The story could have been significantly enhanced with a degree subtlety which a short story would have required At the bottom, the character was just barely believable again this could been better in a short story The story became weaker as it went on and in the end the message was left wanting The author clearly wanted to make a statement about the arrogance and folly of the financial industry This is a message I was w I m almost sorry I read the book but I think if one s been involved in finance as I have the book reads almost as a modern day allegory I read a number of papers that point to the fact our markets today have a psychopathic nature to themselves Finance has become perverted and become Matt Freeman Listen to Robert Schiller or read his books and y The unreliable narrator taken to extremes This black comedy introduces Matt Freeman an arrogant, opinionated, narcissist and the story begins in a familiar high street opticians with Matt ranting about the limitations of different brands of glasses The gloss of Matt conceals a different story Well written and not laugh out loud funny but wry and peppered with the kind of dark wit that is keenly observed Parts of the book dragged and the continual stream of consciousness free indirect speech sometimes felt a tad laborious and monotonous some of it could easily have been cut back I think this book was very well written it is hard to maintain interest in such an appalling, terrifying main character for so long, but Sutton succeeded It s also to the book s credit that I felt personally compromised and guilt ridden after I finished a feeling I imagine is similar to binge watching Dexter or some inane reality show Weaving the brands in constan Read half of it I enjoy satire but this was absolutely dull The main character is DULL The plot is DULL The descriptions are DULL Everything about it is boring There s an American Psycho comparison on the back cover Don t be fooled, this is nothing like American Psycho It tries to make light of the recession but fails, utterly It s not funny, or witty, it s just annoying.Why would we need An American Psycho for the 21st century anyway It came out in 1991 You re better off re readi This book is a waste of time Henry Sutton Has Always Had A Knack For Squeezing The National Zeitgeist Into Tight Little NarrativesGeoff DyerIt S Autumn 2008 And Matt Freeman Is Having A Very Bad Day Stuck In Canary Wharf, He S Overwhelmed By Shoddy Merchandise, Hollow Corporations And Broken Promises Later That Night, Things Only Get Worse When He Drops In On His Girlfriend, Bobbie, A Fashion PR And Reality TV Show Fanatic.As His London Life Spirals Murderously Out Of Control, Matt Is Forced To Seek Out Old Flames And Consider North Korean Business Ventures Sneered At By Sales Assistants, Abused By Cabbies And Mugged By His Own Dreams, He Searches For A Final Means Of Escape Get Me Out Of Here Is A Novel Of Comic Anger, Of Success And Failure, Commerce And Culture And, Fundamentally, Belief In A Busted City.


About the Author: Henry Sutton

David Rytman Slavitt born 23 March 1935 in White Plains, New York is a writer, poet, and translator, the author of than 100 books.Slavitt attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where his first writing teacher was Dudley Fitts He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University where he studied under Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren and was elected class poet, Scho


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