The first sentence of the blurb hooked me in with this book - it struck a chord!
Contemporary fiction alluding to current affairs - at least five or six references. At first I wasn't sure about the author's style - sometimes sounding corny and then other times, amazing pieces of writing that really resonated with me.
I could relate to something said on page 38 - deflecting undue attention by inviting people to talk about themselves / keeping people at arm's length.
On page 59 - taking refuge in laughter.
Page 65 - the best of a relationship is often carried out in one's head - interesting concept.
Page 307 - George has had a stroke and her inventive exchange with Alice is endearing. Beautifully written!
Finally, in Chapter 56 - the events played out in reviews, letters and press releases is a genius idea.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.