I absolutely loved reading ‘Diary of a Nobody’ to the point where it become one of my most reread books and in some ways a comfort book (although ‘1984’ will always be my ultimate comfort book :D). I wanted something similar to read and as a result happened to stumble across this book in the hopes that it would provide exactly what I was looking for. I can happily say that it did just that.
This was definitely a lighthearted novel with a lot of humour infused in it. Augustus Carp had been brilliantly depicted as a self righteous, pompous man who thought himself as a shining example of moral virtue. His blackmailing, hypocrisy and ‘holier than thou’ attitude lead to hilarious consequences. The secondary characters had also been skilfully portrayed.
Admittedly, it took me a while to get in to the story when I first began reading. This was probably due to the slow start coupled with me getting used to the writing style. However, the story soon picked up after a couple of chapters, by which time I had adjusted to the writing style – something which I found added to the overall charm of the book.
Not really much else to say to be honest! This was a delightful read and had me chuckling quite frequently. The characters were outrageous and the humour was spot on. A must read for anyone in search for something light.