RE: Bang: Memoirs of a Relationship Assassin by David Wailing
Okie Doke... here's mine
After reading and enjoying Fake Kate I was itching for more and once I found out this was in the offing and read the blurb on Mr Wailing's website, I knew it was something I wanted to read.
I got hold of it whilst in the middle of a long slow book and was going to wait til I finished that, but that didn't happen, sacked off that book and started this one. All would have been good had I not started reading it last night at half nine. Next time I looked at my clock it was half one and way past sleepy-time!! The book was so easy to read and had grabbed me from the first page, time just flew away from me.
Finished it tonight and to put it bluntly, had a blast. Away from the story, which you will have to read yourself (trust me it's worth it) there was a mini-tour through the 80s, bizarre how I was talking about Falco at work this morning - spooky!
I love the idea about masks, identity and pasts, and I thought Mr Wailing covered this well in Fake Kate, but boy did he do it better in Bang. I also like the humour in the book, the little one-liners that make you smile and often had me giggling out loud as well as the sarcastic quips. The characters are well fleshed out and I wouldn't be surprised if Mr Wailing does a wee bit of people watching for research into the dialogue, mannerisms and scene setting. The storyline is original, quirky, well explained and perfectly believable. The whole reading experience left me perfectly satisfied.