4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Funny, well-observed and a brilliant read!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Temp (Paperback)
Clever, witty and fun, this novel captures perfectly a situation that more than a few people will find familiar - that post-university stage where you come to London (or any other big city, for that matter) ready to conquer the world and find out the world has been dealt much better cards than you.
Mackesy's brave and likeable heroine, though, is a game girl and remarkably unself-pitying despite spending her working hours surrounded by people who call her "Umm" because they don't know her name. The supporting characters are equally well-drawn, instantly recognisable without being in any way stereotypes. If you like books about urban twentysomethings - and why shouldn't they be written about? - this is several cuts above the usual fare. If you don't like books about urban twentysomethings? Well, let's hope you're smart enough to work out from the cover that this ain't the book for you.