Waiting for Gonzo


Having run out of time for Dave Cousins’ first book, 15 Days Without a Head, I didn’t want to risk the same thing happening with Waiting for Gonzo. And here I am, writing about it, so you know I didn’t.

Dave Cousins, Waiting for Gonzo

It is very funny, and in the end I enjoyed it a lot. But to begin with I got annoyed with Oz, who seemed to manage to do more than his fair share of stupid-cum-funny things. I felt he should be more considerate, but I worked out that he was, actually. He’s just rather clumsy and acts before thinking.

Oz is a London teenager who moves to the middle – or even to the side of the middle – of nowhere with his family. He doesn’t understand the locals, nor they him. He embarrasses the first friend he makes, and becomes the enemy of the next schoolmate he encounters out…

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