Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Year in the Merde

by Stephen Clarke.

Quickie recap: Paul West is a Briton working in France for one year to open "authentic" British tea rooms, but his experiences with the country and the people are even worse than he expected.

Quickie review: I thought this was supposed to be a light, funny novel, but actually, it surprised me. It's more than that. At times it's actually quite clever, satirical, understated, and downright hilarious. Sometimes his tongue is so firmly in cheek that I found myself winking at the book in complicity!

Quickie recommendation: Absolutely.

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