I picked this to read on a wet and cold day, thought cover was interesting , read Guardian review 'one of the few real writers around' and thougbt it was an odd thing to say/quote.
I ended up flipping desperately through looking for something of interest, some wit, some charm, and found only more waffle.
There's no content to comment on, he rambles aimlessly along, 'stream of consciousness' style. Aspiring, perhaps, to be Bill Bryson, (an american living on UK) without Bryson's wit, charm, personality, observational skill, humour or anything else.
In desparation I abandoned the idea of a lazy afternoon and went out into cold daylight. A vast improvement on… Read more