27 Jan 2007 – Bookends

An odd little book made up of items from a column in The Observer in which Shaw phones numbers on adverts and finds out the stories behind them. Some are sad, some funny, some a bit on the rude side. He has a way of writing which brings out the actual language of the people involved while keeping himself more in the background – a bit like Hunter Davies in his books about lottery winners and other compilations.

While this is a fun, light read, it’s not really a re-read, so I will register it on BookCrossing and see where it ends up!