Review: 'Easy Motion Tourist' by Leye Adenle

Crime is a genre defined by a particular set of recognisable elements that may fall either side of the creativity line: hackneyed trope or exciting subversion. Firmly in the latter category, Easy Motion Tourist is a crime novel through and through; but it is also something more. Author Leye Adenle shakes up the tried-and-true crime thriller, setting his endearing loyalty to the genre in Laogs, Nigeria. The result is a riveting read that delivers fully on excitement and story, while bringing to life a world that’s both deeply sinister and heroically optimistic. Adenle takes full advantage of our assumptions both about the crime genre and Nigeria to turn the tables in a confrontation of bias that is both exhilarating and clever.

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