Having been to what was then Czechoslovakia and is now the Czech Republic many times, I bought this book out of curiosity, and have to say it didn’t let me down in the slightest. The book evokes a feel of a time in unfashionable Brno where there were no mobile phones or Internet, while the story sets off at a cracking pace and never lets up.
The book is packed with laughs as the laid back James encounters one mishap after another, and is interwoven with a love story with the feisty Ladka and his realisation that he has found his spiritual home. The dialogues rattle along amid a whole host of characters and situations, with an amazing twist at the end.
It says it's part one of a trilogy and I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series.