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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks

There used to be those hoardings welcoming you to Catherine Cookson and James Herriot Country, but I doubt any tourist boards will be erecting "Welcome to Kevin Brooks Country" signs. Brooks's West Country offers neither the rugged man-against-the-elements beauty nor the comfortable sunny postcard variety. The fictitious setting of Lychcombe is a soulless Dartmoor village dying on its feet. Here, people do terrible things, often for the most petty reasons and in the most off-hand manner.... ....

So begins Philip Ardagh's excellent review of an excellent book, The Road Of The Dead by Kevin Brooks.

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