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Disappointing. This could have been an engaging travel adventure ...
on 16 September 2015
Disappointing. This could have been an engaging travel adventure, but the author decided it needed the inclusion of humour and a relationship thread, neither of which were needed. The humour is formulaic, based on weak running gags, the sort of thing David Nobbs does very well. As for the laborious absent girlfriend sub-plot, I can only think it was put in to make up the word count. Boogie is a string of dog clichés and fails to be credible. What's left is a very pleasing little adventure through England, at times well observed, and quite engaging in its eye for detail. And this would have been enough with a few light hearted reflections.