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Draws you in.,
This review is from: Diary of a Nobody (Kindle Edition)
18th March 2011
Today I finished reading `Diary of a Nobody'. It is the first book I have read entirely on Kindle, and I rather cleverly quipped that it had `re-KINDLE-d my interest in books'. Myself and my dear Brian roared at this until Brian confessed that his sides were quite aching. Indeed, we found it so amusing that we woke several times in the night in fits and laughed until the bed shook.
`Diary of a Nobody' is the diary of Charles Pooter, an undervalued and unremarkable clerk. Not an awful lot happens to him but nevertheless his social blunders and the escapades of his son, Lupin, pull you along. I read some reviews on Amazon before reading the novel and now can completely understand why people have repeatedly mentioned David Brent! Mr Pooter is indeed that cringe worthy sort of character.
In all honesty, not a great deal happens in this book, I can understand why it's not everyone's cup of tea. If you like action thrillers, it probably won't grab you. However, it seems to have the power to pull you in despite the lack of rip-roaring plot. The humour is subtle yet very much there. Not laugh out loud, but very very amusing indeed. It is written very plainly and is an easy read, I was surprised at this considering that it was written a hundred years ago- it was certainly ahead of its time.
Because I read it on my Kindle, I didn't have a visual concept of my progression through the book. I thought something had gone wrong because I was frantically clicking to turn the page but nothing was happening... because I had finished. The ending left me thinking "Is that it?! That's how it ends?!" That said, my frustration at the nothing-y end, was nothing to the feeling of wanting more I was left with. I would certainly recommend reading this book.
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Initial post: 25 Sep 2011 23:19:55 BDT
Nice attempt at pooterisms :0)
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 17:54:07 GMT
Your little quip about your re-KINDLE-ed interest in books is worthy of dear Charles Pooter himself :-)
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