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The perfect way to discover the talents of Guy Bellamy
on 19 December 2013
Guy Bellamy is running with his continuing themes of love, lust, money and the lives of the middle-classes, but this time with a cooler vibe and a more nuanced story. If you like Guy Bellamy, you'll love this one, and if you've never read his book before this is a great start (i'd recommend Secret Lemonade Drinker next).
Written, and set in the mid 80's, it's a vividly evocative story about struggling author Nick Bannerman, on holiday with his rich, successful friend Ben Brock and Ben's alluring wife Pym. Nick channels Bellamy's trademark wit, which runs through the story in thick veins, as he struggles with his ego, his book and his uncontrollable attraction to his friend's shapely spouse.
For men there's much to relate to, with Nick's distinctly wry view of the world, and almost sociopathic understanding of the inner machinations of human interaction. For women, it's a revealing insight into what i would consider a truer representation of the male psyche, delivered with genuine wit and charm.
I think Guy Bellamy's books are worth a try. If this hits the spot, there's a hugely satisfying back catalogue to get your teeth into.