69 of 72 people found the following review helpful
Witty , Worldly and Wonderful,
This review is from: Do Not Pass Go: From the Old Kent Road to Mayfair (Paperback)
I just love this book and totally agree with a prior review which stated that you should not read this book in public.
In fact, I have been "ordered" not to read it within my own lounge room, as I distract the rest of the family from whatever it is, they are doing. They cannot concentrate with the titters,giggles and raving rounds of laughter, the deeper I get into the book.
Having just returned from this fantastic City of London, where I too played live "MONOPOLY" ,I have found though, that a most necessary accessory for reading Tim's master piece, if you are not a Londoner oneself, is a decent map of the city. I find I need to check out exactly where he is, in certain chapters so that I can get a true picture in my mind of where he is enjoying those truly special experiences. By finding my bearings on the map, I am able to relive my wonderful vacation to this remarkable city, which unfortunatly is so so far away from me now.
His facts and figures about specific issues amaze me and not only do I find myself laughing throughout the book but I also feel a strong urge to share these unknown facts to my whole family or in fact whoever is around at the time. It seems to me whilst reading, that Tim has written these strangely amazing bits and pieces of history, culture and trivea as if to to enlighten everyone and so I feel as if it is my duty as the reader,to be the delivery medium for the information. If I'm enjoying it then, so should others. His tongue in cheek humour just breaks me up and I feel as if I am lost within the huge expanse of those city streets myself as I delve into his interpretation of London via the Monoply Board.
Very very funny, very well written and truly entertaining. Thank you Tim for the memories.