When I read the blurb for this book and the reviews on Amazon, I thought it’d be another reworking of Alfie, but gave it a go anyway. Wrong.
This book has a great main character whom you like and shake your head at in equal doses, engaging dialogue, great character-development and is enhanced by the irreverent and very contemporary writing style of the author.
Jonas manages to make the transition of his character from outright rogue to something a little more civilsed without employing the heavy-handed and cliched moralistic overtones of some lesser writers. Without being spectacularly original, A good solid, entertaining read.