Very disappointed as I usually really enjoy novels by [a:Sebastian Faulks|4229|Sebastian Faulks|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1349875568p2/4229.jpg], and this one is not up to the standard of [b:Charlotte Gray|7902726|Charlotte Gray|Sebastian Faulks|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1269358467s/7902726.jpg|1741653], [b:Girl At The Lion d'Or|937054|Girl At The Lion d'Or|Sebastian Faulks|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320445834s/937054.jpg|1093014] or [b:Birdsong|578489|Birdsong|Sebastian Faulks|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320445687s/578489.jpg|1093016].
The lead character Mike Engleby is a serial liar and denier of the truth, constantly re-imaging what has happened, until in the end it is difficult to actually understand what is true and what is false. Perhaps this is the whole premise of the novel, if it is, then it successful. However as a result of this I had no empathy with the character, and didn't really care what happened to him.
If I had not chosen this book for a reading challenge, I'm not actually sure if I would have finished it.
A big disappointment.