Speaking personally (and let's face it, all
reviews are nothing more nor less than one person's opinion,
even when written in the third party under the banner of a
renowned newspaper!) I found Then We Came To The End a
difficult read. That is not to say that it is a bad book but
that the gushing reviews on the cover, and in many places in the
media, telling me that this was a wildly funny book acted as
something of a cold shower to my enjoyment. Knowing I was
supposed to be laughing but finding myself not was like watching
one of those over-eager sitcoms where the laugh track punctuates
the actors' most banal lines, killing whatever residue of humor
might have been found.
Perhaps it is because, having spent many years working in office environments, much of them in an ad agency, I can all too easily ...
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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