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Funny, poignant, escapist.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Take One Young Man (Paperback)
This was one of the best books I've read in recent months. It involves some wonderfully drawn characters, the central of which are Sam Glass and his grandfather Leo, who appear to be almost one in the same person. It's a book about grabbing life with both hands and not letting convention stand in one's way; love; what might have been, and how to be just a little reckless! What actually drew me to this particular book was its reference to the Antarctic, which, in fact, is somewhere I yearn to go, for exactly the same reasons as Sam's. I finished the book thinking "What a lucky guy"!
Basically, I loved this book and could highly recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of escapism, romance and laughter, with a bit of weeping thrown in for good measure.