By Jim Crace
This has got to be one of the stranger books I've read, and I think I liked it, I think I liked it a lot, but I'm not entirely sure, it's that kind of a book.
As the title suggests, Being Dead is a description of the lives and deaths of Celine and Joseph. A Middle-aged, married couple they suffer the ultimate insult, being bludgeoned to death after having had a trip-down-memory-lane shag in the sand dunes at Baritone Bay. The chapters skip between their deaths, their past, their day, why they are there in the first place, what's happening to their remains, and who they leave behind. It's a strange, strange story, but strange in a good way, I think.
So there you go - the vaguest and most non-committal review I think I will ever give a book!