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One Of The Greatest Books Ever. And So Nostalgic.
on 15 December 2011
As can be gleaned from the title, this is one of my favourite books ever.
It's laugh out loud funny, and I have done on many occasion to odd looks from my wife.
Adrian Mole was a teenage hero of mine and I read the book dozens of times in the 80's, it's so realistic and true to life and did represent some of the issues that I went through at that age. I could relate to it because I was roughly the same age and came from the same background as Adrian did. It rang a bell with me.
Now I look back on it with fondness and nostalgia and the good thing is my own kids have read it and claim it's on par with Harry Potter, great praise indeed.
Sue Townsend writing style is concise and free flowing and thought provoking, she has the good habit of being able to entertain in a funny while at the same time being to address serious issues to a teenager.
The new edition of the book is very attractive with nice gold lettering and printed on recycled paper, something of which I heartily approve of.
Next year is the thirtieth anniversary of this fabulous book and there is going to be a special commemorative volume to celebrate. I will be getting that but I'll keep this version of it for my twice yearly reading of the book as my original has all but disintegrated.
One of the classics of British literature and no bookshelf is complete without it. Fantastic.