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A fairly good read marred by nastiness and disorganisation.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Park And Ride: Adventures in Suburbia (Paperback)
A book of good observational journalism on the subject of suburbia, though not as funny as the author probably thinks it is. Its main shortcoming is the lack of organisation/editing: there's too much here that reads like diary fodder just thrown in to help the word count without consideration of whether it's of any relevance to the subject of the book. An example would be all that stuff about the author's granny, which is nothing but (would-be) comic filler that tells us nothing about suburbia.
The author comes across at times as an unpleasant person. She should read 'McCarthy's Bar' by Pete McCarthy to see how it's possible to point out what's funny or ridiculous about others in a way that's always amiable and benign.