25 February 2014

Charlotte Street, Danny Wallace - Reviewed.

"A heartwarming everyday tale of boy stalks girl..."


Sometimes you just need to pick up a book that doesn't address important issues. Sometimes you just need something to sink in, a willing suspense of disbelief, as it were. Sometimes you just want to be gently buffeted along for the ride. I was given this book as a 'oh, I just thought it might be interesting for you. It surprised me too' kind of read.
 
The premise is that an ex-teacher, turned reviewer finds a mysterious disposable camera in a restaurant on Charlotte Street. Chaos ensues as he tries to match up the camera via it's contents with the lost owner. This is a humourous, quite pithy tale about friendship, romance and making sure you give life a real go. 

 
"This is actually a book about getting through life after its kicked you rather hard, even if some of the kicking was self-administered."

I couldn't put the blimmin thing down this weekend. PJs on, cat nearby in case she got cold, tea in I hand, I simply devoured this (after I finished the intense dystopian Delirium series - more to come on that particular front) all 400 pages. London heavily features as a setting, and as ever it made me want to get out the house and explore this suburban setting. Just next weekend. Don't judge, ok?

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6 comments :

  1. I was given this book as a 'Oh, it's set in London, I thought you'd like it! I didn't pick a children's book, did I?". Despite the not-so-encouraging premise (for which I have to thank my mum :P), it was a fun, lighthearted summer holiday read - absolutely lovely. And, I don't know about you, but I didn't even know where Charlotte Street was before reading it. Now I can't help but giggle every time I pass by!

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    1. It was so good wasn't it! There's a fantastic hotel in Charlotte Street as well!

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  2. It sounds interesting! But I am also waiting to hear your thoughts on the Delirium series- I finished it before Christmas and I've been anxiously awaiting other bloggers to post about it. x

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    1. I can't wait to get the review out & see what you though of it!

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  3. I'm going to order this now! I love Danny Wallace's books! Have you ever read Join Me? Hilarious read.

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. I honestly didn't even know he was an author - but I've since heard good things about Join Me - and I'll be downloading it soon!

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