It's easy to get involved in the interwoven stories of the characters, all with their individual issues and problems. Although it's fairly predictable, despite the unusual element of obesity in the story, the interest of seeing the same event from different perspectives keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next. A good, undemanding holiday read, although not one to cheer you up!
I laughed to myself as I paid for the card and watched the young man slip it, together with a fuchsia covered envelope, into a paper bag. She's going to love it I thought happily. How many cards is that poor gigantic creature going to get when she's ill, apart from this one from a demented guy who's going through some kind of mid-life crisis? It didn't occur to me at that stage to wonder how on earth I was going to get it to her. I think I was just delighted to have found a small way of distracting myself from the deep sadness that was still threatening to well up inside.