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'Not a whodunnit, but a who’ll do it!'
‘Lucky Jim’ meets ‘The Beach’: a pacy, comic novel with a sting in the tail.
This is the journal of Martin Mallard: middle-aged, divorced and uptight, but determined to put a little adventure into his life. He's signed up with Target Holidays for a group tour of Pootapuri, an obscure island in the Bay of Bengal. The ill-assorted group t
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Paperback, 238 pages
Published October 7th 2011 (first published August 29th 2011)
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Green Man
Jun 09, 2012 Green Man rated it it was amazing
Ever been on one of these holidays to an exotic location where the group members (apart from yourself of course) seem pretty odd? And where they start to misbehave as soon as they are free from the leash of normal life? And where you keep trying to persuade yourself you are interested in a foreign culture that you don't understand and which secretly bores you?

Well, if so, this is the novel for you. Pacy, funny, naughty, ironic, sharply observed, cleverly constructed – I couldn’t put it down.

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Julie
Jan 31, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Martin signed up for an adventurous vacation, but unfortunately he got more than planned. No one in his tour group seems to like him much and it appears that someone may be trying to kill him. This book is Martin's travel journal and is a great read. It will make you feel suspicious of everyone you meet on your next tour group or cruise. The only complaint that I had about the book was that the ending seemed very abrupt, but overall I loved it.
Laurence P Martienssen
An entertaining summer's read

An easy to read story with colourful characters in an exotic setting. A sort travelling "The best exotic marigold hotel". Martin the main character who thinks he is physically and personally unattractive, leads us through an eventful holiday with his journal describing the hilarious interaction between himself, his fellow travellers and the guide.
I couldn't put it down and was duly rewarded with the twist at the end. I strongly recommend it.
Carissa
Apr 30, 2012 Carissa rated it really liked it
I enjoyed trying to figure out what was going to happen next and who was causing so much trouble on Martin's vacation. I agree with the previous review that the ending was a bit abrupt, but I didn't really think the person who "did it" would be the person at all, so that was definitely a surprise.
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Robert Dodds writes for both adults and children. His books have been published by Andersen Press (Random House), Polygon, and A&C Black (Bloomsbury). His short stories have been anthologized by HarperCollins and broadcast on BBC Radio Four. His latest book is the historical novel for adults, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, inspired by the work of the 15th Century artist Hieronymus Bosch ("a ...more
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