Nomad by Alan Partridge (Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons and Steve Coogan)

I listened to Nomad as an audiobook, and you probably should too. Like its predecessor I, Partridge there's just so much more to it when you can hear Partridge's voice.

Image result for nomad alanNomad is brilliantly well-written, and I don't think there's a single sentence without a joke in it. It's brilliantly well-observed and the monstrous creation that is Alan Partridge never breaks character from the first word to the last.

In terms of plot, it's fair to say there's very little to it - Alan decides to embark on a walk from Norwich to Dungeness to retrace a mysterious journey made by his father when Alan was a child, hoping to get a TV deal out of it and entirely unsurprisingly it goes horribly wrong - but of course, the plot is hardly the point. It's character-driven comedy and very much, as you would expect, All About Alan.

There isn't really much point in a detailed review of this book. Essentially, if you find Alan Partridge funny, you will love this. If you don't, you won't. If you're in the former camp, I recommend buying the audiobook for a long car journey or to listen to during a long and tiresome task and I guarantee you'll feel like the time passes in a flash.




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