Snowflake is one of those books which takes a sideways look at our world (or rather middle England) and highlights its inconsistencies and silliness. Heide Goody and Iain Grant have made quite a name as a writing team offering good characters, fresh dialogue, satire, potty humour and surreal juxtapositions, all spiced with threads of good sense and an eye for the underdog.
I loved Lori, a very special person who mixes aspects of being a dependent carefree child with the unrealistic good intentions and lack of forethought of, yes again, a child. So she certainly does need to grow into her chronological age of 25. Or as she puts it, learn some adulting. It seems her parents feel the same but haven't managed to push Lori out of the nest so they force the issue by running away!
You may try not to laugh but you will, guaranteed! Even as you try to look serious whilst reading Snowflake on the bus to work you will smile and chortle until some absurdity or witticism tips you over into a full unstoppable belly laugh. And if you try to explain what was funny you simply won't sound sane.
I thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster ride though I admit I did rather lose track of those intriguing trilobites (on the book cover), a car and a lot of water in the excitement of the climactic ending. Snowflake could be the best novel from Pigeon Park Press yet. (Unless you keep an allotment.)