A hilarious, original story for anyone who has ever been dumped, or lived in a dump, 'full of belly-laughs and painfully acute observations'. (Independent on Sunday) Meet Will Kelly. English teacher. Film Fan. Pot Noodle expert. Ex-boyfriend. Still in love with The One, Will is desperate to discover if there can be An-Other One.
In his decrepit flat where he can't even manage to cook spaghetti hoops without setting of the communal smoke alarm, his lifeline is the telephone.
Will realises that with a single call, friends can either lift him from the depths of despair or completely shatter his hopes. There's Alice (who remembers his birthday), Simon (who doesn't), Kate (the previous tenant of his rented hovel). And of course his ex, Aggi. The inimitable Aggi. His legendary Girlfriend. Or is She?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 04/02/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340718162
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by LadyBlossom
Anyone who has ever been dumped will love this book, it is frank and funny as well as romantic.
Review by paulmorriss
This story is a roller coaster of emotions and interactions between the main character and the other people (mainly women) in his life. It all takes place in a short space of time.
Review by TheoClarke
My first encounter with this novel was reading an advance review copy over the shoulder of a fellow tube traveller. I so enjoyed the few pages of snappy dialogue that I read before the owner left the carriage that I bought the next copy I saw. It transpired that the dialogue was the book's greatest strength, but the characters were also entertaining and I found that I belived in them. The plot, however, was the stuff of the most hackneyed romance and although the book is laced with witty irony there was no sign that the author was making some droll post-modernist point as the star-crossed coincidences lumbered towards me.
Review by Miguelnunonave
Harmless and witty enough. Though certainly not thought-provoking nor re-readable.