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Maybe not for everyone, but...
on 12 October 2009
I am not well-read enough to know whether or not this book is a rip-off of another title, nor am I a literary fiend who is able to dissect the quality of the writing/editing.
However, I thought this book was fantastic. Anyone who works or has worked as a 20-something male in a big city firm will surely relate to many of the thoughts and troubles in this book. So many points, especially early in the book, had me thinking "I know exactly what that's like", or "I thought it was just me that felt like this".
Some of the reviews have said that the story loses it's charm a little towards the end, and I am inclined to agree. However, I think this might just be bitterness that my life remains a parallel to the early Jack Lancaster rather than the later one!
I read this book when I was on holiday and got through it in a couple of days. I'm normally not much of a reader but I always looked forward to picking this up, and had trouble putting it down.
I doubt this book is for you if you can't relate to Jack Lancaster in some way, nor will it go down as a literary classic, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it highly amusing throughout.