Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: Ten Days

Ten Days Ten Days by Gillian Slovo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ten days that surround a riot in a housing estate that is about to be pulled down.
How did it all start? With an anonymous call to the police saying there was a problem with one of the residents. So the police arrive and handle the situation so badly that the kill him. And ten days of riots begin.

I could say we have the usual cast of characters, but they are not usual in the sense that they are extremely well constructed: the police (good and bad), the politicians (almost all bad), the wives and mistresses (ditto), and the residents. All amid the biggest heat wave the UK has had in years, which contributes to the oppressing sensation we feel throughout the book.

My only "but" is that the riots are described over and over, and it can be too much of the same thing, but overall it's a very good book, well plotted and written.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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