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please support the £2.05 authors
on 19 December 2012
I chose this book for a very specific reason. It was priced at £2.05. I published my own book on Kindle at a price of £1.99 and was rather surprised to find that it also finished up at £2.05. When I bought "I am a 60 year old woman" there were no other reviews and I was oh so curious as to the quality of a book that had not been reviewed and probably hardly ever purchased; I know the feeling.
In my opinion the first milestone for a book to have my approval is for me to actually finish it The second milestone is for me to read every word and not skip through any of it. I am delighted to say that this book passed both of these milestones.
Any personal memoir is bound to be a collection of anecdotes that the author thinks is worthy of a wider audience. I agree with her choice, I loved all the stories, all the characters and the constant reference to "please drink responsibly".
The tale is interspersed with philosophical comment on how the world is; I must confess to sharing many of the conclusions about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
Only in one aspect did I find myself totally at odds with the opinions of our author. She does not own a mobile phone, she does not need one, she does not want one. My own first wife had a similar view. I had to pick her up from Wigan railway station and she missed the train. A quick call would have kept me up to speed with her projected arrival time but she did not need a mobile. How long does a person have to stand on Wigan platform three before they hatch a murder plot in revenge; not long in my case.
Page turner... could not put it down... must read.... yes to all three. It is a crying shame that unknown authors who aren't celebrities are never read. I really hope you all enjoy "When can it do Errands?" as much as this story. Pass me a pint, please drink responsibly. Just as an aside, the £1.99 gets up to £2.05 with the 3% vat. If I could make one appeal to readers, give the £2.05 gang a try and please please please write an honest review. We don't hope for five stars, we hope for honest opinion. You really matter to us.