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  1. I am sure this book just won the Costa, though I could be wrong. I had heard good things about it and decided to give it a whirl. Matthew's brother Simon dies and thereafter Matthew suffers from mental health problems culminating in schizophrenia, where he thinks he still talks to his brother. The novel charts his fall into schizophrenia, by plot and stylistically too. The main success, I felt in the novel, was the characterization. Matt is a sympathetic protagonist who you believe in completely but the surrounding members of his family are terribly believable and painfully drawn. Matt's reflections, when he speaks to you the reader alone, are very successful too. There is sense and madness, love and hate, truth and lies - his reality and our reality. I am surprised that it won the Costa - pleased but surprised. If I could put my finger on the plot I would but it is more the descent and the meanderings that intrigue as we watch this young man deal with a terrible tragedy in his life. Worth a read though.
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