- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1044 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Publisher: So Vain Books (28 Jan. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01A7N3LQ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My DisOrganised Life: Sometimes things have to go really wrong before they can go right Kindle Edition
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“She said the Tequila would help me relax into a more laid-back Mexican version of myself. It didn't. What it actually did was make me a crazy and felonious Mexican version of myself.”
“He smiles, showing a perfect row of white teeth. I don't think I've ever met an American who hasn't got lovely teeth, but so do sharks. Well, they have a lot of teeth anyway.”
“I just want to get this over with as quickly as possible, then for someone to put me in a sanatorium with a selection of crayons and tranquilizers, and leave me alone for the rest of my life.”
“I have to encompass my true sexual being, take control, and unleash the beast, so to speak. Crikey, what if I don't have one? Not everyone is overtly sexual, are they? What if my beast is more of a domesticated budgie grateful for a few seeds and a new piece of sandpaper? The Nunnery is looking the more attractive option right now. I don't think I can do the practical therapy.”
“Her gentle forcefulness is covertly Jedi. I would feel like a naughty child if I didn't produce my homework.”
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“I can't understand anything this girl is jabbering about, it's a high-pitched talk-a-thon gone wrong. Quick talking is an understatement, it's as though Disney have made a princess machine gun.”
“What is that woman doing? She looks like a daddy longlegs being electrocuted!”
This book was wicked funny. I frequently snorted, chortled, snickered, and barked aloud at the ridiculous situations our girl found herself in. How well I know the correlation of Tequila = eventual humiliation. I felt an instant kinship with the main character of Eve as we have so many things in common, for example, we both tend to be a constant source of embarrassment despite our best efforts, we both suffered the ridiculousness of religious zealots for parents, we both are list makers – which we use as more of a guide... and we both have a humorous and often snarky running commentary in our addled brains that tends to find it's way out of our mouths. In other words – she is an intelligent and fun loving goddess. The writing style was rapid paced yet relatively easy to follow, despite some of the unfamiliar British pop-cultural references – thank goodness for Wikipedia on my kindle. I was entertained by this delightful and fun story throughout, and enjoyed Eve's insights and evolution as the story progressed.
Eve is a huge fan of to-do-lists, in fact you should see the big list she has made of things she wants to do while in her twenties. She has grown up with religious parents, and finds all talk about sex incredibly awkward. She has a boyfriend, Adam, who seems perfect on paper, and is in a new job where people don't know about her video on youtube that accidentally went a bit viral!
For me the best things that happen in this book are while Eve and her colleagues are filming a pilot for a few reality tv gameshow, that sounds as though it would be compelling viewing. The four couples that are taking part are so different that they almost sound like exaggerated caricatures. You have the upper class man who seems unaware of the cameras, the woman with incredibly yappy dogs, the fitness freak, the couple who have been heavily influenced by 50 Shades of Grey and are at it, every spare second they can find, and a few slightly more normal people.
This is in addition to a crew full of great people, one incredibly horrible cast member, an amusing TV presenter and one man that Eve is suddenly hyper aware of.
Despite all of this, there was something about Eve that I just wasn't keen on, I really didn't mesh that well with her, perhaps it was her haphazard approach to things, or just that she was young. Regardless I enjoyed the book overall, and there are plenty of moments to have you laughing your socks off!
Let me start with the stuff I didn't like: Brian. One of Eve's bosses, he seems to delight in causing trouble for her and while nightmare bosses can be a great plot device, the one thing that was neglected was why he was behaving like this. To be honest, I was half expecting him to get together with Eve in the end or at least declare his undying love, his bad behaviour caused by an attraction to her. As it is, he disappears off into the distance without it ever being explained why he behaves in the way that he does and for a nightmare boss, he really is one of the worst I've ever read about.
On the other hand, there's a lot to like. Gudrun, for example, the eccentric sex therapist. I could have done with more of her in the book, because she was such a fun, unusual character. And, of course, Eve. It always helps when a protagonist is likeable and Eve is one of those people you warm to.
Overall, it's a fun, light hearted read that will appeal to fans of the genre.
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