Lovely reviews for This Thirtysomething Life by Jon Rance
Since my free promo last week, I've had six new reviews and promises of more to come (he says with fingers crossed). Here's a splattering/spattering/smattering (never sure which one to use), of the nicest ones. All quite nice though except one that only gave me two stars and said it wasn't their cup of tea (fair enough).
Wonderful book,very funny and it frequently made me laugh. It has its sad times too and the combination is an amazing read. Its very well written and the diary style is fantastic as you get a real sense of time in this persons life.It was definitely a book I didn't want to put down and was very sad when I finished it as I had enjoyed reading it so much. I have personally recommended this book to family and friends.
When a book has you laughing out loud halfway through the 1st page of the opening chapter, you know you've found a gem. I absolutely loved this and couldn't believe it was on free download. I would've gladly paid for such a brilliant, well written funny book that covers the seriousness of real life.
Written in the form of a diary, the protagonist, 32 yr old Harry, is funny, loveable and a tad stupid in a completely normal and true to life way. The secondary characters, particularly his wife, Grandad, mates (and the squirrel) are all fabulous, bringing depth to the story and the serious moments (which did tug on the heart strings) were blended with perfectly timed humour. My husband has now downloaded this due to the amount of laughing he has heard all afternoon (although I am banning him from reading it in bed). Can't recommend it enough whether you are male or female.
Firstly, this book should come with a warning:
Do NOT start reading this if you have other things that you really should be getting done. I say this cos, from the first to the last page, I was totally gripped by this book. It is written in the form of a diary so it has short, punchy "chapters". Combine this with a storyline that keeps your attention the entire time and there is a great temptation to think "I'll just read one more before I put it down" and then you realise, when you finish the book, that you have read solidly for over 5 hours, lost the entire evening, and stayed up way later than your usual bedtime.
It's a great book, wonderfully written and staring some really great characters. It takes the reader through a whole host of emotions and has some really great lines. I am not usually one for highlighting but some of the lines in this were just too good not to.
I hear the author has a second book coming out soon. I for one will be keeping my eye out for that!
There were a few more, but that's enough. It's so wonderful to get positive reviews because as writers, we never really know how good are work is until people start reading it. So thank you to everyone that has written a review. It's priceless.
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