The misadventures of a sleazy, formerly rich protagonist trying to regain the wealthy status he once had.
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Aug 20, 2011: Excessive use of the past-perfect tense and simple, declarative sentences makes the text seem very repetitive. There’s no dialogue whatsoever—the story is told by one voice throughout. Oddly, though, it’s still a fast read, and, despite lacking any real characterization, has some life. Could be worth a look if you like old-fashioned, British-sounding narratives about not-very-nice people.