The ballad as a small player by Lawrence Osborne

3D1E5586-E9D1-4F00-A533-A01E4E8CA8E7Book set in Macau. Reviewed on 2019/07: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzilJ5RAmZf/

A few things I liked here and one thing I hated. #theballadofasmallplayer aims to be a #psychological #thriller taking you deep into the contradictory whims of a #gambler , a compulsive #risktaker , a person trying to escape from the claws of fate. #macao and its sumptuous and absorbing atmosphere offers the perfect background for the life he has chosen for himself. #lawrenceosborne pushes his character and the reader as well to the precipice until a random twist of that same #fate comes crashing down on him. Loved the premise. Loved his writing style to some extent. And I say to some extent because #osborne also creates a slightly obnoxious and egocentric character. I get that that was exactly the purpose. However at some points I did struggle with understanding his choices and obnoxious take on life and those around him. My guess is that somehow Osborne sees himself very personally in this character. #recommended #macau #casinolife#gambling #hongkong #hogarth#monologue #destiny #neonsigns #澳門#casinos

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