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The best book I've read this century,
By A Customer
This review is from: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (Paperback)
Definitely the best book I've read this century. Once I'd started reading it, it became like my cat - who snored alongside me throughout - impossible to put down.
Tony Hawks has that Bill Bryson ability to make mundane situations seem fascinating and imbued with significance. His descriptions of Moldovan everyday life (hellish public transport, intransigent officials, dour populace) are hilarious and ring true to anyone who has travelled in Eastern Europe.
In all: excellent jokes, lots of splendid digressions and a gripping storyline (ie who will end up getting naked?).
It'll cost you a Moldovan's monthly wage but definitely money well spent.