on 12 May 2014
After the first couple of puzzled-smile inducing pages the next 260 flew by far too quickly. It's sci-fi based around a "kooky cast of characters" (a quote by the book's author), a forbidding society structure from the not-too-distant future and...a restaurant. Seriously.
Brick tells the story as though he's having a conversation with you and it's easy to empathise; to smile, worry and to be just as frustrated when his mate Forklift starts to speak (as only Forklift can). The story is deep enough for its main characters and Mr Lindsey keeps it intriguing without stretching to the unbelievable.
I would have loved another hundred pages. That's no complaint; it's the mark of a well-enjoyed book.
It was, indeed, as refreshing as a Wishful Thinking Fish-Paste Sorbet...but you have to read the book to understand that! :-)