Sunday, 16 October 2011

A bit of a dud

I finished A dud avocado today. 
The Dud Avocado.indd

It's really not great - there's not much of a plot, the lead character (Sally Jay Gorce) is pretty sketchy, and (a few images aside) the writing didn't stand out to me. The book's introduction suggests that Sally Jay's attitude to adult/Parisian life can be compared to Holden Caulfield's distrust of everything phoney - but for me the comparison doesn't stand up given the wasteland of difference in quality. 

A physically attractive book - but I wish I'd saved my dosh on this one... am I missing something?


  1. I haven't read it for years, but I remember enjoying it. I would file it closer to Cold Comfort Farm than Catcher in the Rye - amusing and exaggerated to the point of being not-quite-realistic.

  2. Hmmmm, not read Cold Comfort Farm... but do agree about amusing, there are some good lines.