I’m a big fan of Dave Gorman, who has a witty and rather warm way of looking at the world. His stand up and writing is clever, well structured and, most importantly, very funny. In this book he turns his attention to all the little things that buzz around in modern life and which we kind of ignore, but are rather weird when you think about him.
Some of the material here will be familiar if you’ve watched his show on Dave, Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish as there is a bit of overlap. But there’s more here and a greater depth, and it is interesting how much we let wash over us. He highlights the odd quirks and foibles of the internet age with a wry look and while it’s mocking the tone is easy and avoids nastiness.
He seems aware that he’s over thinking things in places but his general thrust is that we do need to pay attention as otherwise these rude things will just become “how things are done”.
It’s written in quick, bitesize entries and this means it’s the kind of book you can dip in and out of when you have a few spare minutes.
Verdict: A clever and funny read, an easy and light read. Gorman’s tone is warm and avoids being too nasty. A good read to dip in and out of. 8/10.
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