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A brilliant read - genius comedy and time travel that is not science fiction!
on 10 February 2013
Walton Cumberfield is the kind of socially inept nerd that we have all met at one time or another and he makes a unique and brilliant lead character. With his tag-along lodger, Roger he becomes embroiled in a time-travelling murder mystery involving cheese, ghosts, OAP hitmen and and a cow in Budleigh Salterton..... The plot is excellent, the time-travel is done perfectly and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and groan-out-loud awful puns. I really did not want this to finish - it is very, very good.
My only criticism is an overuse of simile. I personally think good fiction should never use simile but it can have a place in comedy when used to make the scene funnier, however it is used too liberally in this book, and that's a shame - still 5 stars though.....