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This is not the blog!,
This review is from: Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time (Paperback)
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This novel may be based on Dominic Utton's blog, but it is not just that blog repackaged.
As anyone who has ever commuted by train will know, it can sometimes be a frustrating task. Daniel (just like Dominic did in real life) starts to email complaints to waste the time of the chief executive of the rail company (Martin), in proportion to the amount of time wasted on his journey.
However Daniel seems especially frustrated. Over the course of the emails he treats Martin as something of a father confessor. So we also learn about the struggles of being a new parent; and of working for a Tabloid newspaper which is going through a crisis.
There are hints to gossip that Dan knows, and these seem oh too real! (But I am sure that some of the disguised characters are amalgamations of celebrities.)
It is a fun easy read. It also gave me a little more respect for some of the tabloid press (as long as they don't attack "normals").
Maybe ideal for your morning commute?