I have to liken reading this novel to being a smoker - it leaves a dirty taste in your mouth but you JUST CAN'T STOP. The Fix is a fantastic read - the characters are vile and hideous but I couldn't help liking them. They are ruthless and coarse, had me laughing out loud at some of the purely dreadful things they get up to, and they wouldn't look out of place in an Irvine Welsh novel - I LOVED IT. The behaviour carried out by some of the characters is down-right despicable and morals are extremely loose - this is not a book for the prudish among us, but if you like a down-to-earth, no-holds-barred, all-out grit-fest this is a must read.
Konstantin, (Russian tramp, ex-KGB, excellent pick-pocket) is a brilliant character, and I have heard that Keith's latest novel, I'm Dead Again, features Konstantin, alongside other characters from The Fix - this excites me, and I can't wait to read the next instalment of probably the most crude characters I have ever met!
The Fix is out now and you can get it here: