Book review: Go West


Published by Unbound Digital

Synopsis: GO WEST is a novel about Charlie Bread, self-styled Antiques Whisperer and forgery hunter. When Charlie is sent on the trail of a mysterious document that may have been written by the inventor of Peter Pan, his life becomes a road movie full of pursuit and intrigue, soundtracked by old John Peel shows, the beautiful Penelope, and a game of high road hide-and-seek all across the West Country. In a world where nothing is what it seems, Bread has to find out the truth – before the truth finds him out.

How did this book end up in my hands? Another awesome serialisation by The Pigeonhole, which I am now officially addicted to!

Was it a page-turner? The serialisation spanned ten days and I was comfortable with the reading pace. I sometimes would have loved to be able to read more but I appreciated the time I had to make up my own conjectures! 

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? This novel was even funnier than I expected, which was a plus for me. Music doesn’t play an important role in my life so I could have done without the many snippets from the John Peel show but I can see how they were all needed to create the bigger picture.

Did I like the ending? [no spoilers] I did, yes. Every journey must come to an end after all!

Three words to describe it. Funny. Musical. Bewildering.

Do I like the cover? Yes, I think it’s very clever!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, I haven’t. It’s not a genre I would be normally drawn to but I enjoyed this book so much that I’d definitely be interested in checking out the author’s other output. 

Will I be recommending this book? Yes, this book would cheer anyone up! Plus, you know how it is the journey, not the destination, that matters? This novel is the perfect example of that!

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