Laurent Binet's novel is trapped in a postmodern cul-de-sac

Laurent Binet's novel is trapped in a postmodern cul-de-sac
François Mitterrand (left) and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (right) both pop up in Laurent Binet’s new novel Pic: Getty

Some entertaining bits of thriller business but after those first hundred pages, things deteriorate

FICTION: The 7th Function of Language, By Laurent Binet; translated by Sam Taylor, Harvill Secker, €17

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