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A surprise gem!
on 5 February 2013
I didn't know what to expect when I bought this book - I just saw that it was selling incredibly well, and was intrigued by the concept.
How glad I am, that I discovered it! I read it in two sittings. From start to finish the book is light-hearted, yet covers all manner of human conditions; from wonderment to frustration to tragedy. Never taking itself too seriously - after all, it resulted from an argument on Facebook - this book charts the thoughts and feelings of one man on his daily commute - and through him, reveals all those little things that you or I might think about, that we assume no-one else does! Like why does the hairdresser just HAVE to chat to you constantly, and is product X REALLY 'New And Improved' - or are they just writing that on the box?!
I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a tiny glimpse into the author's soul, as well as his morning commute. What makes a regular person tick - what is happening in his life, what upsets or annoys him, combined with a dash of off-beat philosophy.
I'm really looking forward to the next instalment, and I think that in ten, or twenty, or fifty year's time, this book will still be interesting - a window into what life was like for a typical London commuter.
And I have to admit, I also misheard the lyrics to 'Living On A Prayer' the first time - and for years (and years, and years!) I used to sing (sadly): "Gina was-a dying of aids..."
I dare you NOT to hear that the next time you play it!