Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘The Stranger Times’ by C K McDonnell

28 April 2021

‘The Stranger Times’ is a comic novel by C K McDonnell which tells the story of a Manchester-based newspaper that reports on the paranormal - ghosts, UFOs etc. The book, which I have been reading as an unabridged audio book, narrated by Brendan McDonald, has a fairly predictable structure with a new employee joining the paper providing a way of introducing the reader to the weird world it covers. And some of the funny lines are a bit weak: the rhythm of comic delivery is there but the content sometimes disappoints. But I did enjoy the light-hearted escapism: there’s a nice ensemble of sympathetic characters and some genuine jeopardy with a truly nasty villain.



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