Friday, September 17, 2010
Friends Like These, by Danny Wallace
This was wonderful beyond all reason. What seemed to start off as a stunt premise (the book's subtitle is My Worldwide Quest To Find My Best Childhood Friends, Knock On Their Door, and Ask Them To Come Out And Play) turned into one of the most satisfying adult non-fiction reads I've enjoyed in ages. Wallace has such an enjoyable voice, and what he discovers as he really does find friends from a well-travelled childhood honestly had me reading the last 100 pages simultaneously laughing and weeping. Fantastic.