Gold by Dan Rhodes [Review]

Gold by Dan Brown

About the Book

Miyuki Woodward, lover of pints and Pot Noodles, has been spending holidays in the same Welsh seaside town for years. She loves the wet walks, she loves The Anchor and most of all she loves the pub-quiz.

This year, following an act of raw creativity involving some cans of gold spray paint, Miyuki will take part in the most turbulent events the village has seen since Tall Mr Hughes returned from the pub toilet without remembering to button up.

My Thoughts

Isn’t it great when an impulse buy works out? I picked up this one on a bit of a bookish day out a few weeks ago, when I went to have a nosey about a couple of local books stores I’d not been to before and spotted it on one of the tables.

I’d never heard of the author before, nor did I really have any idea what it was about.

Thankfully it turned out to be a wonderful read, and one of those perfect Sunday afternoon kind-a-reads.

It’s not as laugh-out-loud funny, as the book blurb would suggest, but that’s not really the point, this is a lovely cosy read (the title perfectly captures the warmth and feeling in this book) that for nearly all of the book, just fills you with a lovely warm feeling.

Miyuki, and her friends in the village are a wonderful quirky group of people, and the two weeks we spend with them, are two weeks a lot of people would love to spend.

There’s a certain amount of repetition to Miyuki’s days, but that just adds to the cosy feeling, and this builds until Rhodes utterly breaks your heart, I’m not going to say how or why or when, you’re going to need to read this one yourself to find out!

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  1. Chris says:

    Oh oh Oh I want it! This sounds like a great read for the summer. I’ll have to see if I can find it. Love the cover of this one too! Expect a point soon 😉
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Bad Bloggers Vlog! =-.

  2. Scott says:

    Wow, neat. I also might have to check this out. I’ve picked up and put down Anthropology a couple times at a store before, but otherwise, I’d never heard of this guy either.
    .-= Scott´s last blog ..Death’s Daughter =-.

  3. I don’t think this would be my type of book but sometimes there is nothing quite like reading a book that makes you feel all warm inside. Whenever I’m down I might read a book that I love or I might watch a film, probably Back to the Future, and I feel better.
    .-= DamnedConjuror´s last blog ..Review: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold =-.

    • Bart says:

      It’s a shame you don’t think you’d like it, but I completely agree sometimes you just want a book that leaves that warm feeling in you. 😀

  4. Valentina says:

    I’m glad you liked it! it totally broke my heart at the end, I wasn’t expecting it at all:(
    I’m curious to know what you think about his other book you got.
    .-= Valentina´s last blog ..Some photos… =-.

  1. September 17

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