Thursday, 10 July 2008

Good humour afloat?

Tony Haynes, (Canladrifter NBW) says:
I HAVE just finished reading Narrow Dog to Carcassonne. As a reflex action I have ordered Narrow Dog to Indian River, too, both by Terry Darlington. I am a glutton for such.
I am yet to meet anyone who likes either of these books. Tony must have a different way of reading.


Nb Yarwood said...

I am just finishing Narrow Dog to Carcassonne and I have developed rather a soft spot for Jim the whippet. Terry's humour must strike a chord with me as I have found myself maniacally laughing at times. Alternatively, it might be time to seek medical help?
Nb Caxton

valonia said...

I liked Narrow Dog to Carcassonne.

James said...

I enjoyed Narrow Dog to Carcassonne but found the style a bit wearing toward the end. I'm not dashing out to buy the Indian River book but will read it when the opportunity to borrow a copy comes up.

Bruce in Sanity said...

I agree with you, Maffi. I've always had an aversion to people who make a living out of being an idiot, and IMVHO Terry D falls into that category.

Taking a narrowboat onto waters for which it was not designed is just stupid, and only encourages some other poor mug to put his or her life at risk.


James said...

I liked "Carcassonne" but, like James above, did get a little bit worn down by the style at the end. I can see why people don't like it, the melodrama and exageration and unique writing style is probably not to everyone's tastes- though presumably to enough peoples' for it to become a bestseller!

Anonymous said...

I read it after my wife. She thought it hilarious. I thought it was borely rubbish.
Still, it takes all sorts