Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Review for The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza
Coco Pinchard is a successful writer. Her husband Daniel is a self-absorbed musician. Her teenage son Rosencrantz is a wannabe actor and her mother-in-law Ethel is her worst enemy. Thank god she has friends Chris, an ageing trust fund kid and Marika a no-nonsense schoolteacher.
Over Christmas, Coco realises her marriage is on the rocks and that Daniel is losing interest. He breaks with his tradition of buying her jewellery and instead gets her an iPhone. He also announces he has accepted a job in America without telling her. A few weeks later Coco finds him in bed with a younger woman, she throws him out and gets very drunk. Waking up the next morning on the bathroom floor she realises she is booked to do a radio interview to promote her novel.
Coco still drunk, makes an on-air joke about the head of an influential Television book club. Her novel is withdrawn and pulped. Ethel is evicted from her nursing home and comes to stay and Rosencrantz is held on a drugs charge whilst visiting Daniel in America. Coco reaches rock bottom when The Daily Mail newspaper runs an article about her dysfunctional family.
However, her life is transformed when Angie a fearsome Literary Agent signs her. She also acquires a local allotment, not to grow plants but to get close to Adam, the dashing hunk with the firm produce...
Read the emails, which tell the hilarious heart warming tale of Coco picking up the pieces.
First off although asked to read and review this book by the author as soon as I read the blurb I new instantly that this would be just the sort of book I would love and I wasn't wrong. It would be far too easy to compare it to Bridget Jones Diary but this is the first time since then I have laughed so hard at a book.
Again it would be too easy to compare the two and in my opinion this was so much better
If this was my life I would probably crawl up into a ball somewhere and cry but Coco doesn't give you chance to feel sorry for her, she just about manages to dust herself off and she throws herself back into life with hysterical consequences. thank god for her long suffering friends Chris and Marika to be around to help pick up the pieces.
It certainly made me what to check my emails to make sure there was nothing on there I wouldn't want others to read.
A fantastic Hysterical read. I loved every email Coco sent out to her friends and correspondents
The author does a great job of following Coco's up and down life through her Emails and I look forward to reading more from Robert Bryndza
Well deserved 5 stars *****