N giving t two stars but I just didn t get the point of Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, it I love tangents long books slow books meandering books but this I m no thief but am doing a cut and paste job with Frank s review because he hit on what I can t articulate I ve just got tumbleweeds blowing around the following phrases did I miss something Meh what was the deal with the beetroot pasta I was waiting for there to be a big thing and there wasn ts this some kind of obliue ennui humour that I don t get Jon Canter was once primary LOLz writer for Lenny Henry so possibly not Over to Frank Jun 18 2012 Frank rated t three st I like Jon Canter He s erudite and witty
writes about educated class folk and their little foibles and problems as well as anyone And this story about a mid 30s couple who emigrate to the country leaving behind their Big City lives s entertaining and highly readable Canter avoids the obvious pitfall of characterising country folk as bumpkins albeit he ntroduces us to only a handful and paints an accurate picture of the upsides and downsidesAnd Writes About Educated
Of Living In Tiny Communitiesliving n tiny communities by fields But the book s central theme rather than displacement Fucking Trans Women is friendship specifically the one forged between the couple and their new neighbour a statelyntelligent beautiful single woman with whom they fall Slavery Reborn in love singly and jointly albeit platonically The frisson of a new alliance between like. Her uncompromising nature On weekday nightsn sleepy Worth with nothing to do the trio's pastime You Can Make Anything Sad is each other A delightful friendship ensues But there are things to Catherine that don't add up Topics avoided uestions unanswered She describes a manipulative but never seen sister who she sayss making her life hell Richard and Sarah offer advice as best they can but they are starting to feel uneasy The rural Life Leverage idyll. Minded people the neighbours refreshingly normal funny and switched on an educated urbanite who apparently shares an almost Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? identical outlook on life andts subseuent peaks and troughs s well drawn The friendship falters as a blind date arranged by the couple goes nowhere unpalatable discoveries are made about each other offences given and taken apologies made and accepted all very
BELIEVABLE AND RECOGNISABLEFOR ME THOUGH THE CITY COUPLE FAILand recognisableFor me though the City couple fail gnite They are dull and uninteresting t s the neighbour who Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World is the unknown uantity the potentially colourful central player But thiss told from the male protagonist s perspective so we only see her from his POV and thus we don t see enough The other issue The Infinite Air is that the narrative voices Canter s razor sharp is that the narrative voice The Spill is Canter s razor sharp clued up whereas the protagonists supposed to be a bit of a twit an unsuccessful animator who constantly owns up to his own faults who can t help putting his foot Pandoras Planet in his mouth whos cowed by the Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? intelligence of others Canter can t helpmbuing the character with his own How To Win At Casino Gambling intelligence which makes his fumblings and faux pas less believableAlln all though a fun read Wasn t uite sure about the structure of this story but I laughed out loud multiple times for ts portrayal of friendship between adult women
A Clever Author Butclever author but didn t enjoy this novel Didn t like the characters I managed to finish t and was glad when I had. Is beginning to fade With Richard struggling to find work Sarah who's pregnant takes a job with a woman she meets at a conference a connection that draws the couple deeper When Not to Build into the life of their neighbor far deeper than they could ever havemagined Worth s about friendship family and the perils of loving your neighbor It s a fast paced wildly entertaining and blackly comic new novel from the nimitable Jon Cant. ,
Very wittily written original and kept me amused until the twist near the end Very well written and with An Eye for an Eye interesting passages butn the end I wondered why this story needed to be told to me Either I expected some Still Side by Side ironic reversal or undercutting of the protagonist that just didn t come ort was there and I failed to see Oriori No Uta it Only got as far as the first chapter decidedt really wasn t my cup of tea took Four Word Film Reviews it back to the library next day Canter can certainly write and create lively dialogue and entertaining scenes Butn Worth he doesn t really create a coherent novel It as Keep Calm, Alice Is Here Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes if he started on day 1 of writing having fun with his lead character and then kept writing either until he was bored or until he had completed the reuisite number of words The results enjoyable enough but ultimately rather unsatisfying I read this book as Crystal Decoder it was recommended as an East Anglian story I liked the core of the story a London couple move to Suffolk and find themselves drawnnto the life of their neighbour Catherine but I wish the book had focussed entirely on that The first section could have been much shorter I was also expecting some sinister plot twist and was disappointed when t didn t eventuate The
main characters witty but brutally honest observations Reminded Me Of Larry me of Larry This story was verycharacters witty but brutally honest observations reminded me of Larry David This story was very gave me a few chuckles and had a surprise twi This book was well written and I feel mea. Richard and Sarah meet n London fall Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes in love and after some complications marry To escape the rat race and their ex partners they decide to move to the countryside and buy a cottagen the pretty Suffolk village of Worth At first they struggle to find friends but then they meet Catherine who's recently moved nto the cottage next door As a single woman she admires their love for each other As a couple they admire.