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Ed Reardon's Week

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This hilarious fictional diary tracks the world of Ed Reardon and his flawed attempts to escape poverty and gain the literary success that is surely his due. A writer and liver of life at the cutting edge, Ed resides in a one-bedroom flat over a hairdresser's in Berkhamsted, where he has lived on his own since his family left him. His first, and only, published novel was b ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published November 7th 2005)
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This very closely adheres to the script for Series 1 of Ed Reardon's Week on BBC Radio 4, which is a good thing if you're fond of the lovable grump (I am). Join Ed, an aging writer of marginal success, in his daily tramp through a world of slights and injustices. The storylines can be squirm inducing since Ed always loses spectacularly in the end, but his elegantly crafted insults kept me smiling and turning the pages.

Because Ed rails against the irritations of modern life and, in particular, t
Hugh Shannon
Cruelly docked it a star as it's not quite as good as the radio version.
Jenny Pugh
This is a really funny book that kept me smiling all the way through :)
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