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Dear Fatty, not for me...,
This review is from: Dear Fatty (Paperback)
I was given this book as a present. I have to say I'm not a huge Dawn French fan but I loved her in The Vicar of Dibley and I've also seen the odd French and Saunders sketch. I was really disappointed with the book; I just couldn't get into it. I've tried to read it twice now and I've given up with it again.
I'd like to type part of the book up (taken from page 3) and I just wondered what people's reactions/thoughts to it were.
Here it is:
"... You were completely naked and, although I was in agony, I couldn't take my eyes off that weird dangly wrinkled thing. What was it? I'd never seen you without your pants on and for some scrambled reason the first conclusion I jumped to was that you were being attacked by some kind of nocturnal bed-intruding vicious hairy saggy mole creature. Naturally the correct course of action, considering you had just rescued me from certain finger-death, was to reciprocate, so I lunged at your assailant with mighty force, thwacking it as hard as I could, trying to dislodge its tenacious teeth from your groin. However hard I hit it, it would not let go or fall off and so I was forced to pull it like the keenest frontman on tug-o'-war team. Inexplicably, both of you seemed helpless with laughter..."
Now... ok, it can be funny when children start to realise the differences between genders. But I found that her parents being `helpless with laughter' as she was hitting and pulling on her father's penis really uncomfortable reading. Is it made up? Why would any parent allow it to happen?
I read on as that extract was only from the beginning of the book and I read less than a third through it before finally putting it down (for the second time). I never laughed once and maybe because I'm not a huge Dawn French fan this book was wasted on me. But I gave it a good go!
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone and it's not like me not to read the entire book. Hope other people had better luck with it than I did.