‘Bleak Expectations’ by Mark Evans – truly as funny as it gets! @iammarkevans

Okay, I’m going to push the boat out here and start off by saying that this book is as far as I’m concerned truly as funny as it gets. It comes off the back of a brilliant radio show which has already aired with the same name for several series on BBC Radio 4 and a BBC TV show ‘The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff’ which starred among many others Stephen Fry, Robert Webb and David Mitchell. Now, the radio and TV shows were top notch (and shame on the BBC for not re-commissioning Bleak Old Shop), but it is in writing his first novel that Mark Evans truly comes into his own. This follows the same themes as the radio series – a spoof Dickensian comedy if you will. But it is goes much further and gives the writer full rein for his comedy genius (and I don’t use the word lightly). It’s beautifully written and truly laugh out loud funny. From the first page right through to the hilarious Appendix it’ll have you not only turning the pages but having to make a list of the people you want to give it to for Christmas. Oh and for the lawyers among you don’t miss the visit to the Court of Potluckery inhabited by judges who grow their own wigs! As you’ve probably gathered by now, I can’t recommend this book more highly. Destined to become a classic. So, go on! Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. You can buy it at www.amazon.co.uk.

November 22, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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