12 July 2006

Book Banter -- Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About

Title: Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
Author: Mil Millington
Length: 373 pages
Genre: comedy/literary fiction
Plot Basics: Pel is a low-level manager in a university learning lab in northeastern England, trying to live his life with his girlfriend, Ursula, and their two children. But when Pel's boss suddenly disappears, he's given a rapid series of promotions that launches him into a job he has no idea how to do and ends up involving a Chinese Triad.
Banter Points: There are some spot-on scenes between Pel and his girlfriend as they try to communicate about the simple things in life
Bummer Points: The blurbs on this book say it's really funny. Word Nerd didn't really think so, but she has two theories as to why most of the humor was lost on her: 1). she's not British 2). she's not a man.

Word Nerd recommendation: Maybe other people will find it funnier than Word Nerd did.

No comments: