After reading Wolf Hall I had withdrawal symptoms so was desperate to read Bring Up the Bodies. It was far too expensive in ebooks or new so I was delighted to find this second hand copy. Trouble is when you are reading a Mantel, you really don't want to be doing anything else. Book and seller recommended.
These pillows were so thin and flimsy I tried doubling them up. They still aren't up to much and I wish I hadn't bothered. Pay a bit more and get some branded ones. I will next time, and I won't purchase online.
I've read a lot of books in my time, but I have to confess, I've never read anything quite like this. Yes, it is about car salesmen and I can't think of a single other volume with that as a theme. It is set in the Welsh valleys, in deprived, emptied, sad lands; places where no one has worked for a long time and where opportunities are scarce, and probably the best thing to do is just leave; places where people do indeed try to leave but somehow get pulled back to.
It is funny. Darkly comic and comically tragic, sometimes farcical, always strangely believable. It is insightful, modern, sexy, street wise, clever, almost (I hate this expression) post modern. It is constantly… Read more