A Good Day is set in the dystopian contemporary world of the Longcroft Estate. Unusually the main character is a junky which is reminiscent of Trainspotting, but gives this a nice edge to the story. The short story leads me on from the mystery guests that visit the main character’s neighbour and we’re led to believe that some sordid sex act is underway.
There’s a good use of characterisation, though I would have liked to have seen more of the main character’s friend at the beginning of the story.
The images of the seagull and its demise at the beginning and end of the book give this a sharp, unforgiving feel which adds to the edginess of it.
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