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Charlotte Street by [Wallace, Danny]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 168 customer reviews

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"[Danny Wallace is] as funny as Bill Bryson used to be."--The Independent on Sunday, on YES MAN

"Another comedy masterpiece."--Bookseller (London), on FRIENDS LIKE THESE

"Danny Wallace may well have stumbled upon the future shape of spirituality... hilarious."--Daily Telegraph (London), on JOIN ME!

"Unmissable... will have you laughing out loud and melt your heart, all at once."--Cosmopolitan (UK)

"One of Britain's great writing talents."--GQ (UK)

"Though lighthearted in tone, [CHARLOTTE STREET] speaks to a nostalgia for a time when photographs were authentic and unsullied by smartphone filters . . . Readers who enjoy the work of Nick Hornby or Stephen Chbosky will enjoy this."--Library Journal

"An amusing tale of an innocuous stalker."--Booklist

"Delightful . . . witty . . . The combination of Dickensian plot twists and Hornbyesque humor and hope makes for a thoroughly entertaining read."--Publishers Weekly

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"Danny Wallace may well have stumbled upon the future shape of spirituality... hilarious."--Daily Telegraph (London), on JOIN ME!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3253 KB
  • Print Length: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (10 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091919029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091919023
  • ASIN: B007NG93P2
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 168 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Tim Roast VINE VOICE on 2 May 2012
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I have read Danny Wallace's Yes Man and have also read lots of the columns that he writes for the Shortlist magazine, some of which have been published, but this was his first novel and I was wondering whether he could carry across his humour etc. from non-fiction into fiction. Well the answer is yes.

This book has a sense of fun running right through it. It follows Jason Priestley who is going through a bad time in his life. He inadvertently ends up with a disposable camera from a girl he fancies (with the moment happening on Charlotte Street, as do a few other moments in the book). He develops the film and uses it to try and track down the girl, but will he do it? And should stalking be encouraged anyway?

It was interesting the way Jason Priestley got into a few embarrassing scrapes along the way. This is where Danny Wallace's humour comes across best and I could just imagine him from Yes Man ending up in similar scraps. It was like he'd put himself into the shoes of Jason.

Anyway essentially this is a novel about "Making it happen", hence the attempt to track down the girl. So why don't you make it happen today and buy this book for a read which will put a big smile on your face.
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I took a while to read this; it sat on my bedside for weeks, the bookmark moving slowly through it in fits and starts as I read all sorts of other books to avoid reading it. But... I hung on in there and found myself getting interested, getting involved, and finally realising that whatever the blurb says, this is actually a book about getting through life after its kicked you rather hard, even if some of the kicking was self-administered.
It has some funny bits - I loved the "family" trip to Whitby - and some fine characterisations, but it was too slow to get going. I'll maybe read it again, now I know its worth the effort, so I'll hang on to it for a bit.
Interestingly, it's better in retrospect. Now I've got to the end I can see where it came from whereas at the start I couldn't for the life of me see where it was going - hmmm, isn't that usually the way with novels? What I think I mean is that I can understand now why the start was slow and directionless - it was reflecting Jason's life, and as he starts to get to grips with "stuff", the book tightens up and moves more purposefully.
So, in summary; funny, well drawn, with a broad range of supporting characters, but be prepared for a meandering first half.
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I don't know if I'm being fair with only 4 stars as i did really enjoy this book. However, having read all of Danny Wallace's previous books and loved them all this wasn't quite to the same laugh out loud standard. It was an easy read and easily identifiable as a Danny Wallace book through his humour, maybe I was just expecting too much having waited so long for him to write a new book. Would still recommend to friends, but would recommend 'yes man' and 'join me' over this novel. I will buy his next book but fingers crossed he returns to writing about personal adventures!!
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As I had been amused by Danny Wallace's work before [tv, books, columns etc] I was delighted to see that he had written his first fictional novel and I wasn't disappointed. He creates a very believable, lead character in Jason and as an ex-teacher I could readily sympathise with his desire to forge a new furrow for himself after an 'incident' challenges his confidence. The story centres on a chance encounter with 'The Girl' and the desire to 'make it happen'/seize your opportunities - the journey provides plenty of humorous incidents and a puzzle that adds some great twists and turns. Although the search is crucial I found it was the long-standing friendships and relationships that are at the heart of the tale: Dev, best friend and flatmate, is an endearing gaming nut with a passion for Polish Pamela; Sophie, his ex-girlfriend, and her new partner Gary who are trying to be adult about staying friends; ex pupil Matt who makes him think more about his impact as a teacher; and boss/Uni friend Zoe supporting him with work but are there 'skeletons' about their friendship?!
Although the story is mainly told by Jason's narration it is interspersed with blog posts that are headed with Shona tribe proverbs, these add to the mystery and I loved the random nature of the proverbs. I think this is a very accomplished debut and I will look forward to more work from this talented comic writer. I would recommend it to those who have read and enjoyed Tony Parsons, Mil Millington and John O'Farrell as it similarly mixes humour, believable characters and some touching comments on relationship struggles
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After reading Charlotte Street I feel like I should be writing a clever humorous, witty, review. Or doing my best to sum up the plot without giving too much away. That's what reviewer's do, right? But that's not me and others have already written much better plot summaries than I could. So here's my shot at reviewing Charlotte Street.

It's totally brilliant and will be massive this summer with men and women, old and young and here's why. Danny Wallace has managed to take a brilliant basic plot and add more twists and turns than a twitsy turney thing. I almost had a little cry a few times and laughed out loud a several times, so much so at the `engagement party' bit that my wife came to find me to see if I was ok.

Danny Wallace it a great writer but what he does best is to make you identify with every character (especially the leads) because there's a bit of you in there that you wouldn't want to shout about, but need to talk about. Even when you read the most cringe worthy bits you know that you are just one drink too many or one dose of pride away from doing exactly the same thing. There but for the grace of God he isn't writing about you.

I read Charlotte Street in two days during the chilly May Bank Holiday weekend. It's made me smile and I would heartily recommend you read it.

PS Here's a worm to hold in your mind. This will be a movie and it will be huge. So when you visualise your characters try not to think of Martin Freeman as Jason Priestley or an Asian Blake Harrison as Dev - it's impossible.
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