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Clapham Lights Kindle Edition
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|Length: 336 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
Clapham Lights is a very funny and accessible read that I ripped through in a few days. Some of the smaller details about being a young, urban male getting a foothold in London are very evocative and can only have been written by someone who has lived the experience.
The novel reminded me of the reckless younger brother of John Lanchester's excellent 'Capital'.
The story centres around Mark, a confident yet incompetent low-level employee in the financial sector - and his house mate, Craig, an estate agent struggling to make a sale. Largely thanks to the recession and his hapless ego-maniac boss.
The book follows their adventures in money, women, and booze. With most of the results coming in the latter category. The dialogue is sharp and funny, and the satirical slant on companies, the media, and celebrities is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny at times.
Whilst it's a comedy novel, the author still managers to weave a compelling story and make you care about the characters all the way to the finale.
This is a book I will read again, and I don't say that often.
Today's graduates take note - it's certainly no easier out there!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed this novel and a cracking debut. My typical type of novel that I enjoy is the likes of Nick Hornby, Mark Watson, Tony Parsons and Ben Elton and I've been looking to... Read morePublished on 1 April 2014 by Clive
Downloaded this to my kindle for holiday and I powered through it in 2 days. It made me laugh out loud loads of times, at points waking my girlfriend up from sunbathing! Read morePublished on 24 July 2013 by MR A J ROWLEY
A witty account of post-university, pre-crisis (credit, that is) life in SW London. A well written book, with realistic characters, it took me back to my early to mid-20s and... Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2013 by JoeDowney
Really enjoyed this book. Very easy to read but well written too. Had lots of fun spotting the London places mentioned in the book! And loved the characters. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2013 by Hellyroo
Very amusing - many laugh out loud moments. Characters well drawn and likeable. It reminded me of a modern day 'Likely Lads ', a comedy from the 70s.Published on 2 Jun. 2013 by Martha
I read Clapham Lights in just a few sittings and thought it really captured both the spirit and sense of place of crash-era London - a world of brash bankers, dodgy estate agents,... Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2013 by TheEarlGray
Firstly and most importantly, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is funny, sweet and insightful. Read morePublished on 29 May 2013 by KnitKnut
A fantastic read that literally had me laughing out loud on my commute to work! The writer combines a brilliant dry sense of humour with a sense of irony yet still creates... Read morePublished on 28 May 2013 by Bookworm