- File Size: 1443 KB
- Print Length: 191 pages
- Publisher: Dow Books (January 9, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N4MT8HR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #668,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Jane of Manchester: an easy reading chick-lit, sure to make you laugh out loud! Kindle Edition
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The style of the story was one I haven’t really encountered before. I actually had a bit of difficulty getting through the whole thing. It reads sort of as if Jane is narrating her life in a superficial manner. So you get every little detail of what she’s doing, but not really the emotion behind it. It was a bit drawn out actually, where a single action would take up almost half a paragraph.
Honestly, I think with more editing and revising this would be a really enjoyable novel to read. Definitely worth giving the author a try!
The writing was fine. If you like these types of stories, this book may work for you. I actually feel bad but I always strive for an honest review. Overall for me, this is a 3.5.
The first-person narration is charmingly candid, punctuated by many hilarious comments and humorous situations, but it does suffer from a certain sameness and repetition. A cross between Coronation Street and the Diary of Bridget Jones (thankfully without the overweight girl angst or the overdone klutziness).
Jane is a very likeable character. She's not the brightest bulb, but she has good instincts and a kind heart. Her friends are a cross-section, from new moms to wild party-girls, whose antics wear a bit thin after a while. I really liked Will; he's a well-drawn character minus the stereotypes.
However, there is a flip side to Jane's carefree social life, and its treatment is what elevates this book above the usual chick-lit standard. Without passing any moral judgement, J.G. Dow exposes the extent of the drinking culture that has become endemic among young UK women. Apparently, “having fun” requires guzzling as much alcohol as possible before passing out or being sick. The inevitable embarrassing behaviour and next-day hangover woes are also cause for much amusement.
Readers of a similar age to Jane and her friends will identify with their predicaments and get a kick out of her sardonic humour. Even though I'm not the ideal target audience, I found many laugh-out-loud moments. For me, the ending was a little too open-ended, but it clearly leaves the door open for a sequel.
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