Okay, so his credit card is maxed, his boss hates him, his father is a world-class alcoholic and his hairline, like the country, is showing signs of recession. But everything will come right if he sticks to his New Year's resolutions.
Okay, so his credit card is maxed, his boss hates him, his father is a world-class alcoholic and his hairline, like the country, is showing signs of recession. But everything will come right if he sticks to his New Year's resolutions. All he needs to do to get his life back on track is bag himself a great new job, lose 9 kgs, get a girlfriend (blonde, not too much admin) and get 250 Facebook friends without too many freaks. Easy. Or so he tells himself. But in reality the odds are stacked against the Jasonator. He may have the best collection of branded jeans in the paint retail industry - and, let's face it, nothing is more important than that, right? - but turning his life around is going to require a lot more than just a change of trousers (although this, too, may well be on the cards). Will this be the year that Jason finally gets it together and gets one over those who are intent on dragging him down - his boss, the body corporate, estate agents, his sickeningly successful friends ...or will it be known forever as the year of the gherkin?
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Reviewed by Michelle from Cape Town, South Africa on 10 May 2012
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Year of the Gherkin is a light hearted read with some real stories you can relate to! it's funny, and although you get irritated with the main character, Jason, you can't help but still enjoy the book.
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Reviewed by Cathrine from Cape Town. on 12 July 2012
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Jason Brydon, the cental character of this book, is a total knob. He is the kind of guy I would love to meet at Caprice and kick him in the gonads. And here lies the success of this book. Who needs another perfect hero. Jason is the right combination of arrogant, materialistic, narrow-minded, STUPID, lazy and self-opiniated to keep you totally hooked on his ridiculous diary.
I thoroughly enjoyed John Dobson's interpretation of a South African white male. Not to generalise at all but he has taken all the worst of those traits and rolled them into one giant doos.