Full Disclosure: I am the author's aged father. I bought the book on Amazon for my Kindle even though Wendy warned me that it might not be my cup of tea. That I might be shocked and it was full of social, sexual and music references that were at best obscure and at worst antithetical to my generational beliefs and tastes. I play Chopin and Schumann on the piano, listen to Beethoven, read about superstrings, Higgs bosons, history, and the last book that I read prior to this one was "Lonesome Dove" via my Kindle. But I really love my youngest daughter who calls me almost every day and I enjoy her newspaper columns, her unusual way of dressing, her choice of cars that have Flying Wendy decals and flames on them and her various vintage outfits and elephant purses and the red or purple streaks in her hair. And I really enjoy her never ending stream of consciousness and entertaining verbalization carried to my fading ears on her very melodious voice. So as conservative as I am (and she promised me a free autographed hard copy) I bought the book.
Turns out that I enjoyed it thoroughly and actually am sorry that it ended. It's true that there are references to music and bands of which I had no clue and various sexual activities going on (my memory fails me ) but it was funny, interesting and held my attention throughout. Daphne Lee-Lee is my daughter with a twist. I was intrigued by the story and entertained by an almost stand-up comedy intensity throughout the book yet there were real elements of a mystery and some real characters involved. And there was a real "surprise ending". I wonder what Daphne Lee-Lee and her band will be up to next?