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5.0 out of 5 stars
bitter sweet, 12 Jun 2003
The title and book cover don't do justice to what is inside. Nor do some of Tim Lott's previous books - especially White City Blue which was very readable but nothing special.
Rumours of a Hurricane on the other hand, really deserves those over-used phrases 'painfuly funny' or 'bitter sweet'
There are moments of real pathos. The hero is both so likeable and yet so awful - it's beautifully balanced. He reminds me a little of Homer Simpson. Heroic in his selfishness and ignorence. It perfectly sums up the Eighties.