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on 11 April 2012
I picked this up when it was a deal of the day, with no expectations or preconceptions. It's not the type of book I would normally read, but I can say without hesitation I'll be seeking out more of Dan Rhodes work, because this book is a bundle of pure uplifting joy.
Yes, it's silly, but it's meant to be. Some of the reviewers here seem to be taking it far too seriously! It's a silly feel-good story. It's laugh out loud funny, touching, and very very clever. It's the sort of book you can read safe in the knowledge nothing too bad is going to happen, but there's still tension which comes from the intricately woven stories of the main characters.
This Is Life is one of those rare books where once I finished it I couldn't start another novel for a few days, because I needed to savour the aftertaste, and because it's going to be hard for anything else to measure up. It really is that good.