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Love, Death, Washing-Up, Etc.: Joe Bennett Sorts It Out

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In between penning his hugely acclaimed and bestselling travelogues, A LAND OF TWO HALVES and MUSTN'T GRUMBLE, Joe Bennett is also one of the foremost newspaper columnists in his adoptive home,New Zealand. In punchy, pithy, perfectly formed 800-word packages, Joe skewers all manner of modern foibles, many of them his own. Whether applying his forensic common sense to the ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Raluca Popescu
Jul 07, 2016 Raluca Popescu rated it liked it
[This review is part of the 2016 spring-summer lazy season, when my reading speed generously surpasses my review-writing mood and ability.]

Very short chapters on pretty much anything, written with a mild, grumpy-grandfatherly humor and the occasional slip into only slightly cheesy poetry. Worth reading if you come across it, but don't go looking for it.
Steve
Oct 17, 2016 Steve rated it it was ok
The fact that I took over a year to read this book says it all really. It is a collection of Bennett's journalism pieces, consisting of short chapters on pretty much anything, written with humour but had no lasting impact for me. It was a charity shop purchase, after having read some of his travel writing, which is very enjoyable.
John
Oct 07, 2012 John rated it really liked it
Joe's book is laugh out loud funny, achieved whilst piercing the bulls eye with his deeply sceptical observations and wit. He sees through it all with x-ray vision, yet manages to make us laugh - mostly at ourselves and at him. And he does it with great prose. You're a treasure Joe, keep it up.
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Julian "Joe" Bennett (born 20 April 1957) is a writer and columnist living in Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Born in England, he emigrated to New Zealand when he was twenty-nine. Bennett is a columnist for Christchurch's newspaper The Press and the author of several books.

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