Supermarket Supermodel Hardcover – 14 Jul 2008
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A bittersweet debut from the respected playwright. -- Bella
Cartwright's strength is in his dialogue and creation of character...the playwright in him...keeps the reader's interest alive. -- Times
Fast-paced, fresh and funny. -- Candis Book of the Month
Funny, cheeky...full of cracking dialogue. -- Image
Touching and funny.
Funny, cheeky...full of cracking dialogue.
Top customer reviews
Jim Cartwright was the playwright behind `The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' and if you are familiar with and enjoyed play and subsequent film, you'll like `Supermarket Supermodel' too. This book isn't particularly realistic or plausible, but that doesn't matter in the light of such brilliant characterisation (I loved Bet, the wise cracking and mini skirt wearing neighbour!) The story is great and carries you along and the humour and gentleness never becomes sickly, a darker world is often hinted at.
This is a great read, as long as you're not expecting a gritty expose of the modelling industry. I'm glad Linda got her happy ending!
This story like a great fairy tale takes an innocent character through grotesque experiences and emerges with a simple message of hope for all those from humble beginnings...but beware the path you choose in life as there are frightening consequences for the unwary. Cartwright never misses a beat as he tells the story in first person perspective; you know it is good because you even slip into her accent as you read!
What will he write about next?...I want to hear more and see more and experience more of his world and the intense characters that inhabit his mind.