1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Geordie Lingo - Beware!,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Benwell, Buses & Boxing - The story of Audrey Guthrie (Kindle Edition)
This story is of an acquaintance of mine, and whilst I found it a bit self indulgent, and peppered with Geordie slang, it was an interesting if superficial read.
I was expecting a more stream of consciousness and a pithy pitch; I was looking forward to the point at which the mundane would give way to the more metaphorical. I was disappointed on that score.
In some places it was pedestrian, in the others it was descriptive of the boxing milieu. This book paces out the stages of a life. Whilst it must be exciting to Audrey and some of her close coterie, it failed to stir one mentally.
I was pleased to read this book and would recommend it to those wishing to glimpse inside a group of Newcastle insiders and discover a record of local argot.