About the book
What do you do when the kids you work with have never heard of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah band, when your marijuana empire has been hijacked and your mates think Lady in Red is a really quite a good song? For Percy George Hodsoll, the answer was easy. You drive your motorbike over the central reservation and go out in a blaze of glory. George had friends – luckier, happier, richer men who got a band together to play classic R & B: Mickey, the star commercials director, has a career on borrowed time; Rhys, the conscientious doctor, is in love with Mickey’s wife; four-square, big-hearted Andy, starting over after redundancy, with a dangerously sexy new neighbour; Sam, the egotist supreme, is leaving home for a woman who thinks she’s an Egyptian goddess. Without George, life, love and masculinity catch up with the four old friends. It’s time to move on, but where to? Start a new life? Fix the old one? Divorce? Suicide? Sex? Prison? Decisions, decisions… Funny, sad, moving, hilarious – a social comedy that touches the heart of modern middle England.
Reviewed by Waterside Bookworms:
Too many loose ends and two dimensional characters.
Star rating: **