Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets: A memoir Paperback – 26 Sep 2018
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"The romantic memoir of the year." The Daily Mail "An amazing, unexpected love story... Totally inspiring" Emily Forde "It's sweet, it's charming and it's funny." --The Times
About the Author
Jessica A Fox is a writer and film director. She has consulted for Harper Collins and was a resident storyteller and film director at NASA. Jessica's films have been shown at both US and International film festivals. She heads Mythic Image Studios and divides her time between the US and the UK. This is her first book.
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Jessica Fox’s ‘Three Things You Need to Know about Rockets’ may not be a very literary memoir, but it is an enthusiastically written one where the author is happy to discuss certain details of her life and her past relationships, and her descriptions of the south west coast of Scotland were enjoyable to read. However, I should say that I found parts of this memoir a little self-indulgent, especially when Ms Fox describes her insecurities and her total meltdown (where she trashes her bedroom in her parents’ house) when she realises that Euan’s feelings for her may not be as strong as hers are for him and that he might not actually be coming to the USA to make a commitment to her. I also hoped the book would be more about the bookshop, the books within it and the people who visited the shop, but it’s more of a story of how the author fell in love with the idea of living in a bookshop in Scotland and the man who owned it. That said the author has a friendly and breezy writing style and this book worked as an easy commuter/bedtime read, but if I am being entirely honest, it’s not quite what I'd expected and I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I'd hoped.
Maybe the follow up could be "The Tale of Vincent" or about the elderly lady with the umbrella who comes in to buy a book (doesn't know the title) by an author (doesn't know the name) but who aged 69, still apparently has a lust for life.
Jessica has such a vivid and immediate writing style that she just carries you away with her.
I really hope she will follow this up with a sequel at some point.