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Don’t read this book if you have bad manners and are discourteous as you might recognise yourself in this book!
on 7 November 2017
I enjoyed this book so much that I re-read it as soon as I had finished it. I thought parts were hysterically funny and some were sad.You quickly got a realistic feeling of the town’s inhabitants, and some of the peculiarities of the shop’s customers, eg the man who read erotic books ( some illustrated) all afternoon then left without buying any. I became used to Shaun’s manner of writing, seemed a bit dead pan and sarcastic at first, but the more I read the more I liked the book. The writing was totally realistic and you could visualise all the events, interactions with staff, friends, customers and the happenings at Wigtown. The rapport between Shaun and the staff ( especially Shaun’s permanent worker Nicky) was funny with his pretend insulting attitude towards them ( and vice versa) and looked forward to Nicky’s Friday skip dive. It was a joy to read about the town and the people who lived and worked there, the community helped each other and seemed very close knit. I can prophesy an increase in visitors to Wigtown, I know I’d like to go and absorb everything in reality all that I’d imagined , brilliant!