Funny, but aged,
This review is from: Blast From The Past (Paperback)
I started this book on a plane journey once, many years ago. I think the person next to me fell asleep and left it on their tray and I thought why waste a good opportunity to read!
The start is very interesting as you are trying to figure who is who, and where this story is likely to lead.
As I recall, the book owner woke up at one point and was more than happy to allow me to carry on reading. As the plane came into land, they even said that I could borrow it and return it to them by post... Probably because they must have been in the middle of the book at that time!
The middle meanders and seems to take too long to get through. That's always my worry about reading or watching a 'situational comedy' - will it have the legs to go the distance?
I started to suspect the twist towards the end, but I was gripped again and enjoyed the climax.
I came across my copy in the window of a charity shop a few days ago. Worth the 50p? Just about. I don't think it has aged well, so much has changed in the world since this book was written and because of the characters, you are constantly reminded of that change and it becomes difficult to fully immerse yourself into it.
I also have a confession to make... I couldn't remember where I'd left off all those years ago, so I started from the beginning!