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Enjoyable comedy for someone who prefers time travel, guns and science!
on 1 December 2011
Having been a big sci-fi fan for many years I found Ian Hocking via his other books Déjà Vu and Flashback which are stupendously good sci-fi, when he announced on twitter that he had a new book coming out I was excited at first thinking it would be more of his excellent sci-fi but quickly realised that he'd written a romantic comedy which really isn't my thing.
Anyhow, I decided to give it a go and it was an enjoyable book covering a young lads summer job in Cornwall while trying to get the girl and save the day. There's quite a bit of action although some of it is quite absurd which means it's probably based on reality. I found it a bit hard to connect with some of the narrative as it is (most probably) more relevant to people who have lived in or grown up in Cornwall but as I've never been there myself I found it didn't grip me fully. The book felt about the right length as it's not too long and quite a page turner and very easy to read. It did remind me a bit of reading Adrian Mole all those years ago.
All in it was an enjoyable read and if you're into this kind of thing or from Cornwall it would probably make it much easier to relate too and make it a 5 star book.