There is a field behind our house that is used by the local farmer for keeping sheep. During the non summer months the farmer feeds them, driving up in his vehicle parking it by the wall and putting the feed into the feeding troughs. Fairly quickly the sheep get used to the noise of a vehicle, being related to the provision of food and coming running across the field towards the feeding troughs thinking there is food.
Sometimes mistakenly one or more of the sheep mistake our car engine for the farmers, and starts to run towards their feeding troughs. As soon as one starts to run across the field the others follow, even though there is no sign of the farmer. They all stand around waiting for the non existent food. Not that this has anything to do with the book, but is quite amusing to watch.
This book won the Man Booker Prize in 2010 and has 4 sides of quotes about how good it is at the front of the book “Full of wit warmth intelligence ….” So I thought it must be good and enjoyable.
I found reading it like trying to walk through treacle, maybe my mind set is not in tune with the authors, nor all the reviewers quoted but I did not find it funny. In fact I found it boring, as shame really as I was looking forward to reading it.
That was book 29 week 20 (8 on audio) non fiction 1
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