Author John Problem has a healthily irreverent attitude to the government and a very funny way of writing about "The Prime Minister and Nick". The opening of the book explains what Jason Bryggs' new job is: to sell off whatever national assets he can in order to reduce the National Debt. Some of the characters are a bit far-fetched but usually very amusing; at times this book is laugh aloud funny. The writing style is sharp and pithy and moves along at a cracking pace. I read it in a couple of sittings and thoroughly enjoyed it. Light hearted and entertaining but with overtones of seriousness, The Government's Top Salesman is well worth a look.
Based on the unlikely premise that the Prime Minister has decided to sell off Britain’s National Treasures so that the interest on the National Debt can be paid; this fast moving and very amusing story follows the Government’s Top Salesman as he finds buyers for the Isle of Wight, the British Museum and anything else where he can enhance his bonus. I couldn't wait to find out what would be up for grabs next. A very enjoyable read.
A formidable piece of incisive and entertaining satire. The hero (Jason) is just right for the subject - cynical but light; worldly wise but self preoccupied. I love the overall style, the educated and informed easy flow of the intelligent dialogue, and the 007 atmosphere, created beautifully. The characters are nicely drawn, likeable, colourful and credible - and Jason particularly provides so much corroborative detail that I find him thoroughly convincing. 007 for the 21st century. John Problem wants watching! The ladies too are real characters, rather than cameos, and they carefully and cunningly avoid the "Leaping into bed " alley, so predictable and tedious in the more narcissistic variants of the genre. My one problem John? I want more, please, and quick.
Hilarious dry British humour. The sad thing is that you really can believe that the Treasury would sell all the Uk's assets on a total sale or leaseback basis. Highly recommended for all politicians to read to prevent fiction from becoming a reality!