Meet Robin Cooper: inventor, part-time driving instructor, toffee addict, and compulsive letter writer.
The year starts badly for Robin when he is fired from his office job for writing too many letters. He decides to start a diary to pass the time and to keep a record of his many inventions, including Aqua Choc, "The Chocolate Bar with the Refreshing and Delicious Water Centre". But life soon becomes much more complicated.
Will Robin find another job? Will Rita, his bird-phobic wife, discover the wood pigeon Robin is hiding in their loft? Is his mother's new boyfriend really a famous explorer? Will Aqua Choc ever go into production? And can Robin's mysterious Swiss-German pen-friend, Gunter Schwartz, help?
All these questions and more are answered in The Timewaster Diary - the very funny story of a great British eccentric.
©2007 Robin Cooper; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"One of the genuine laughs of the season." (Guardian)
"Even funnier than the funniest book I've ever read." (Matt Lucas)
"One of the great correspondents of our age." (Daily Telegraph)
I really enjoyed this book once I got to know the characters. The narrator brings Robin Cooper to life with a voice that you can just imagine him having. It's written in a refreshingly diferent way and keeps you guessing the plot and outcome throughout. If you want a good laugh listen to this book.
I hope Robin writes another diary - 'I wish myself luck' and 'Hoorah'
In 50 years when people finally discover this gem, it will be considered the pinnacle of 21st century literature. 10/10
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