January 31, 2011

Burley Cross Postbox Theft - Review (1 star out of 5)

After 3 weeks (?) I am barely halfway through this book.  I along with others felt reading the book was homework rather than pleasure. We decided to drop it and move on to something else. The lack of narrative (it's an epistolary novel) was one of the reason I disliked it. I also normally like British humour but most of the letters just weren't funny in my opinion.  You know when you watch an old film comedy from the 30's and you mumble to yourself "Did people really think this was funny back then?". It was that kind of feeling throughout. Time to switch the channel. The one star was for learning the word "epistolary".
Overall Rating (*****)

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