Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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The result is that rare thing: a page-turning novel which asks the big questions in an accessible way, and is laugh-out-loud funny, genuinely moving and ultimately uplifting.
Don't be misled by the 'comic' label. This is an accomplished novel that ties together themes of aging, ambition, social cohesion, media, celebrity and urban regeneration, whilst keeping it personal and acutely poignant. There are undoubtedly lots of comic moments and characters, but they seem to reflect rather than exaggerate real life. I picked this.up for a light read but ended up quite engrossed. Touching.
Baker 1 said on Aug 28, 2012, 08:26