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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Sadomasochism for Accountants by Rosy Barnes

Sadomasochism for Accountants is about love, laughter and lunacy, though you may doubt me after reading the title. I don’t believe you can experience one of the former two without the latter lurking sensed but unseen in the shadow of those emotions. In her debut novel Rosy Barnes blends the three in a variety of ways that should seem familiar in varying degrees to most adults.

Rosy's style reminds me of Carl Hiaasen. Loads of characters make this story a comedic romp with each playing a significant part in the plot. You might expect so many major characters to make the story a confusing muddle but each has an unexpected depth which makes them vital to the reader's enjoyment of the story as a whole.

As Rosy says on her website - 'Buy the book - Ah go on. Go on, go on, go on'

Find out more about Rosy follow this link to her website and to find out more about Marion Boyars follow this link to their website


Leigh said...

I think that's a great title, and I can't wait to see how RB has made it work! Thanks for the review/heads-up. Will be buying!

Maddy said...

A romp! Probably just what I need at the moment, along with a 36 hour day. I'll nip along and check the link now.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Super review!

DK Leather said...

Ace to read the review, since I have the book and haven't read it yet, thanks!

Leigh Russell said...

I'm not sure the title would have attracted me, but I'll take a look at the website now. A recommendation from you is definitely worth following up.

claire p said...

This sounds just my sort of thing, and I love the title!