Top positive review
Social commentary on social media
5 July 2019
Nick Spalding turns his comic blowtorch onto social media. There are plenty of targets for his humour and hilarious antics.
First the set up. Scott and Kate Temple are drunks who both create a hilarious disaster at work functions. The finally get their comeuppance at Christmas where they again get rat faced and push their daughter Holly to upload their antics to social media with a heart-felt appeal for help. The video goes viral and now they have to fight back.
Nick soon establishes that they are in parallel worlds full of the same sleazy characters. There are lots of comic moments and situations that border on farce. There are a few lessons in not taking things at face value. Jamal is a real gem.
The book does have a couple of irritating continuity issues. What is in Holley's drink and what happens next. But this is a funny book and really rips into the social media world.