Jan 01, 11
Read in August, 2010
I actually know James through work and he noted his book was a "Romantic Comedy". Perhaps if Quentin Tarantino and Monty Python got together to write a Romantic Comedy, it would be Diet Croydon. An out of work man whose body is in substantial disrepair (thanks to a back-stairway beating) takes a job as a kebab delivery guy for a place with awful kebabs. However, the place of awful kebabs seems to be quite popular and the pay is good. Meanwhile a distressed girl eats one of his french fries at the bus stop, he's a bit in love, but she comes with problems of her own. And then there's his roommate... and some money... and the eventual discovery of the downside of his job.
I think if I had known it wasn't so much "Romantic Comedy" as "Gritty London Drama with Some Serious Cheek" I would've been better prepared :) I have a copy if anyone wants to borrow it!