It all starts with a girl ...(because yes, there's always a girl...) Jason Priestley (not that one) has just seen her.
They shared an incredible, brief, fleeting moment of deep possibility, somewhere halfway down Charlotte Street. And then, just like that, she was gone - accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned, disposable camera, chock full of undeveloped photos...And now Jason - ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero - faces a dilemma.
Should he try and track The Girl down? What if she's The One? But that would mean using the only clues he has, which lie untouched in this tatty disposable...It's funny how things can develop...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/05/2012
- Category: Adult & contemporary romance
- ISBN: 9780091919023
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Review by markbirchall
great storytelling , a bookn you can really escape in. magic
Review by psychomamma
I got this book from the early reviewers program at Library Thing. What a great book! It has all the great things I love about books. A great, engaging story you can't put down. Set somewhere else besides HERE. And, it's funny. Remember the movie "Yes Man" with Jim Carey? Well, that was originally a book, and written by this same author. If you thought that movie was funny - hello? Who didn't? - you will also love this book. I laughed out loud a couple of times, and couldn't wait to see what would happen next! Read it! You'll love it.
Review by Jacey25
I'm as much of a sucker as anyone else for a quick fun rom-com and this one fits the bill with the twist of our lead being male. Jason starts as a bit of get it togther buddy schmuck (but then don't most of our girl rom com leads begin there too) and grows a bit to reach his eventual ending (no I won't spoil it but you can probably guess). This is a funny enough (not the funniest rom com I've read) book that reads quickly enough and is engaging enough to make it worth picking up when you're in the mood for something light-reccomended.
Review by voracious
Jason is a freelance writer and reviewer for a "complimentary" magazine that Londoners may glance through on the tube on the way to work. Recently broken up from his ex-girlfriend, Jason is heartbroken to read her chirpy, updated Facebook posts about how well her life is going, as his seems to be going nowhere. Wallowing in his sorrow while reflecting on the sad state of his life, he offers his assistance to a beautiful girl who is dropping packages while trying to get into a cab. In the confusion, Jason is left with her disposable camera and wondering if she was "The Girl" he was supposed to meet in his life. He sets off to try to find her to return her pictures (his friend and flatmate, Dev insisted he develop them) and begins his life as a part-detective/part-stalker in search of his romantic destiny. With supportive chums along the way, an ex-girlfriend whose friends now hate him, and a new career as the step-in editor of the reviews column, Jason has a new-found lease on life. That is, until things start to fall apart...I really enjoyed this charming and heartwarming tale of a guy who just wants to have a "story" to tell his future kids and grandkids. All of the characters were well-developed and I would love to revisit them in a future story. There were moments in this book where I was openly laughing and my family implored me to tell them why. I loved the English setting, the integration of Facebook and social media, and Jason's ability to openly reflect on how pathetic his life had become. I can't wait to read another novel by this author!
Review by ReadHanded
What a fun book! This was my first time reading anything by Danny Wallace, but I really enjoyed the witty voice of his protagonist, Jason. The premise of the book is basically that Jason's life is a mess. He's going through some tough times with his career and his personal life simultaneously, trying to get over an ex-girlfriend while transitioning into a new career. In the middle of all this, Jason, in an uncharacteristic move, helps a lady on Charlotte Street get into a cab and is left with her disposable camera in his hands. This starts Jason and his friends on a semi-stalkerish adventure to find the girl and return her photos to her.Jason's troubles are relatable - ever stressed over whether to delete an ex from your Facebook friends? - and he tells his story with wit and a well-crafted voice.
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