Top positive review
A neat story that delivers
on 10 September 2014
Review policy: if I can't award 3 or more stars then I don't post a review. I mark on technical considerations; I will not slate a book just because I don't like a genre or a story, unlike many people who post so-called "honest" reviews. If I feel there's an issue then I will try to contact the author for clarification. Fairness, not vindictive point-scoring, is how I work.
This is a neat little story about a young woman who, well, travels to London from Cornwall in true British fish-out-of-water style. The whole promo copy tells you the kind of genre it is so there should be no misunderstandings (which is what has happened with some of the reviewers, I'm sorry to say), and it certainly lived up to my expectations.
I didn't laugh at every page, nor did I expect to; we all take humour differently and I'm not so easy to amuse—but I can say that, had I watched this as a 30-minute one-off television comedy, then due to the story's atmosphere and delivery I would have enjoyed it AND wanted to transfer it to DVD so I could get it out to watch again in future. And that's how I feel about the book: it's a good piece of escapism.
In other words, it delivered.