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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hilarious and touching memoir, the Buddha of Suburbia for the 21st century, 9 Jun. 2014
This review is from: The House is Full of Yogis (Hardcover)
This is a brilliantly observed memoir of what happened when the author's father suffered a life threatening bout of food poisoning after which he converted to the Brahma Kumaris and life was never the same again. Hodgkinson writes with a deftness of touch, creating hilarious scenes that had me laughing out loud as I tore through this book. His family are expertly painted- as if his father's new love of religion wasn't bad enough the teenage Hodgkinson has to put up with his domineering older swot of a brother Tom being a know it all and his mother writing a book called Sex Is Not Compulsory! It put me in mind of Adrian Mole meets the Buddha of Suburbia. Hodgkinson does not just play for laughs though with some incredibly touching and heartfelt moments as he navigates the choppy waters of teenage hood in his highly unusual family. As the end of the book approached I was sad for the journey to end, Hodgkinson felt like an old friend. An utterly charming book that will stay with you long after you have put it back on the shelf.
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