Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Written Off by Paul Carol

Good morning bookaholics. It's a grey day here in Bonnie Dundee. Perfect for reading books in fact. So I bring you one which is a departure from my usual diet of crime. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.,

Overall I liked this book. It was witty, well written and the storyline drew me in. The story is set around a backdrop of a literary conference. This allows for a veritable host of awkward situations and angst ridden emotions. The author has used them to good effect. Occasionally it can be a little wordy, but I actually feel this is more to do with the subject matter which lends itself to a loquacious turn of phrase. The characters are extremely well drawn and I could picture them perfectly. Each had their own eccentricities and whether I loved them or hated them, they were certainly real. The story is good which kept me reading. So why di I give the book four, rather than five, stars. There were a couple of areas I thought were slightly weaker than the rest. In all fairness this could just have been me and you, my fellow bookaholics, may feel differently.

Otherwise an excellent book which I would highly recommend.

Now, if you will forgive me, I've a book to write. Whatever you are doing today grab some time for reading. See you all back here soon.