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Something different but good
on 9 October 2013
I figured at 99p the only chance i was taking with this book was my time. However I found myself being pleasantly surprised. It's full of humour in a black comedy sense and there is a lot to like from the two main characters of Joe and Danny who are not exactly your traditional heroes. Add in some useless policemen, a b-list celebrity who regards himself as the messiah and Joe's girlfriend who is either a femme fatale or a deluded simpleton and it keeps you interested. The only problem I sometimes have with funny books is they can often dispense with the fundamentals of a plot and you are just looking for the next line. This book however has a storyline from the past which develops and although compelling and disturbing at the same time seems at first seems at odds with the more light-hearted present chapters and can be disconcerting to flick between the two. I even found myself asking whether the author was stuck between writing two differing kinds of books. But as the stories come together it all makes total sense and in a really quite clever fashion (it actually made me stop reading so I could think about it). So if you want an unconventional, funny, thought-provoking and unpredictable book then I would thoroughly recommend it. If amazon let me give half marks then it would be a 4.5, the loss of a half a result of the slower pace and contrast of story types at the beginning that might lose a few readers who are looking for an easier read. But that said, I would recommend it highly for anyone who is looking for something different.