Thursday, March 29, 2007
Book Review: The stars' Tennis Balls
After enjoying Stephen Fry's biography I thought I would give some of his fiction a go. It is difficult to know how to describe this book, a reviewer says it is the Count of Monte Cristo for the dot.com generation, but I have never read the Count of Monte Cristo so can not comment on this comparison. It is a story of a young public school boy (Fry likes to write about things he know about) who falls in love then though a series of 'being in the wrong place at the wrong time' type events his life changes dramatically. The book is of course very well written using some great witty language, it is also very easy to read which was great for the long train journeys. You get a great introduction to the characters before the main story begins. A great story of love, revenge and human nature.