Tuesday 8 February 2005
Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction (Sue Townsend, 2004)
Managed to speed read this book in two days over my ski holiday. I had read the first Adrian Mole book (the diary of a 13 3/4 year-old) ages ago but hadn't kept up with the series. In this diary, he's now an angst ridden 38 year-old in the year 2003. It's easy reading and light hearted as you weave through his messy personal life and comments on New Labour and the looming Iraq war. I was engrossed enough to stay up to two am in the morning to finish it. Good fun and a recommended bit of escapism. Will mainly make sense to a British audience.