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Don't read if you're patriotic!
on 4 August 2012
I found this book rather boring to read - not as laugh out loud funny as I was led to believe by the reviews on the cover, nor did I find it tear jerking. I also found all the over the top descriptions of the English as being squalid in relation to the 'wonderful land of the free USA' a bit too much to bear after a while. I kept waiting for the author to make it good and allow England a little credit but to the end she clung to the notion that we're a fleapit out of date nation. There were a few pops at the States too, but to be honest I didn't see the point of any of the put downs. I didn't particularly like any of the characters, and I wasn't sure what the beating heart of the book was supposed to be. Rather disappointing.