The Funniest Book Ever
Well, perhaps not... after all Pratchet and Adams were very funny the first few times too... But over the last few days a Kiwi - Sue Emms - has joined the select company of authors who make me laugh, not chuckle or smile but uproarious laugh out loud, much to Barbara's annoyance!
Sue Emms "dreams big dreams of winning the Man Booker prize - but that's writers for you. They have vivid imaginations.
" Though she has (and quite rightly too) won prizes. Parrot Parfait
is the story of Paula, sister of Mark, owner of a successful café and delightfully insecure human being. The bits of the hilarious story I've recorded for you - it's easier and quicker than typing - are the opening of the book
, which tells us quite a bit about Pete (the eponymous Parrot) and Paula (the narrator) and sets the tone for the book, and a scene where Paula he world in tatters has been picked up by the strange hitchhiker "Wolf" and they have been sideswiped by a truck, Paula is trapped in the wreckage and "Wolf" is helping her wait for rescue
Enjoy, and if you can't enjoy, please have the grace to die quietly somewhere private!