Friday, April 5, 2013

419 by Will Ferguson

419 by Will Ferguson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this book.

Recommended by a friend, all I knew going in was that is was about the 419 scams, those emails that you get saying a diplomat has died and is leaving you money in his will if you pay the 5% transfer tax. That was enough for me, along with an interest in modern Africa.

The characters in this book were fully fleshed out, the plot skipped along, at the 80% mark I couldn't put the book down.

Overall very well done. Some mystery, some suspense, a slice of life in modern-day Africa, way to go.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever read any Stephen McCauley? Object of my Affection, Insignificant Others, Alternatives to Sex... I find his books quick, easy reads that are equal parts light-hearted; soft core gay erotica; and broad (if perhaps rather sad) social commentary. Would be interesting to read your thoughts on McCauley's books.