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Cold Fusion 2000 by Karl Drinkwater
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At first Cold Fusion 2000 feels a bit like a mash up of The Rosie Project, the Adrian Mole series, with a touch of the humour of The Big Bang Theory, but it is definitely its own book. Opening with a cool time-line of Alex’s biggest ‘life-events’ (complete with song references), I found the book immediately interesting and engaging. It is set in Manchester in the year 2000 (the year after I moved home to Canada from Liverpool-so lots of the references were familiar-which is always fun),

This book follows Alex-a mostly socially inept snob, teacher (who kinda hates teaching), failed physics researcher (he quit his PhD after a devastating break-up) and failed author (all of his articles have been rejected so far). At 28, he still lives at home with his mom and sister, doesn't drive (so has to bum rides from his mum) and worries about the local teens beating him up at the bus stop. Oh yeah, and his girlfriend just broke up with him. Not your typical literary hero. But you end up quite liking him and his quirks. Especially once he meets unexpectedly meets up with THE ex-girlfriend who started his downward spiral all those years ago. They talk, she’s actually really nice and apologetic, and they end up going on a date. She seems to have changed...and Alex realizes he still loves her. And begins to make some changes to his life too.
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Karl Drinkwater A good spoiler-free review, many thanks!


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