READ 11 – 12 January 2012 (41% completed)
MY RATING 0 / 5
Well, where on earth do I start with this one? I have to say this is not a review I’ve been looking forward to – its rare that I don’t finish a book, and even rarer that I can’t find any redeeming characteristics.
The blurb for this books states:
A novel – situation – comedy; though there are deeper feelings touched on. A young bachelor living alone, with busybody neighbours, a sister elsewhere, and possibly a girlfriend. Umbrella, dog, mobile phone – all feature.
Well, frankly there is little comedy. It is the most bizarre book I have ever picked up to read, and I just didn’t get it in the slightest. It read in the most part like a TV script (hence the sit-com reference I suppose) and it just flicked from odd relationship to odd relationship, and even weirder ramblings. The writing style was weak, the storyline non-existent and the comedy element zero.
Sorry, just not my cup of tea. Perhaps if I’d got past 41% there’d have been something that made sense, but, to be honest there are enough other books I can be spending my time reading!
Sorry Mr. Derbyshire – not one for me – and sadly my first unfinished book of 2012.