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Nigeyb

Nigeyb

4 a.m. - Nina de la Mer Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

A dark, well told tale of two British Army squaddies, Cal and Manny, stationed in Hamburg in the early 1990s who spend their leisure time immersed in the city's rave scene. Then the drugs don't work and the loved-up good times start to fracture. Cal and Manny each tells their own story of how the euphoria variously mutates into paranoia, self-loathing, betrayal and remorse. This is a compelling and credible story that seems to realistically evoke army life and 90s club culture. I always believed in the characters and the story. If the novel's premise attracts you, then I recommend it.