The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart, Sunstroke by Marc Blake, Lonely Planet Unpacked
Book reviews in September 2000
It was some months since I read this book, it is really good. Many Short stories scribbled down by writers that write for Lonely Planet. Highly amusing book where everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Ideal to read if you like travels.
Again, some 4-5 months since I read it. The whole book is written like an autobiography about a man who is totally bored and stuck in his routines. One evening he gets the idea to let randomness dictate his life, and therefore he starts using dices for every decision he has to make. Interesting sort of book, but it get a bit dull in the long run. Havnt read the sequel, but its not supposed to be that good as the first one.
Again, one that I read some time ago. A humourous crime-novel taking place in the sunny Spain. Some magazine wrote that this book was excellent summer-reading, which made me give it a try in the middle of January (I will most definetly not let the newspapers decide when I shall read my books). They were right, this is a book that is made for reading on those lazy summerdays. It is written by the British comedian Marc Blake and is mainly about Mike who is more or less forced on a vacation together with his girlfriend to a sunny place. They are about to break up, and somehow they thought going a way for a while was a good idea. Time will tell that it wasnt perhaps the most brilliant idea ever. Mike gets a hunch that this isnt going to be an ordinary vacation when a a corpse virtually drops on him the first evening. Suddenly he finds himself in a criminal world that is not at all like the life back home in London. The book is easy reading, and is entertainment for the moment.
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