Title: Charlotte Street
Author: Danny Wallace
Genre/Audience: Contemporary fiction, adult
Publication: William Morrow, 2012
Source: For review, TLC Tours
Review by Kim
Summary: Jason Priestley (not that Jason Priestley) is a 32-year-old who gives up his job as a teacher to pursue a journalistic career – writing reviews of cheap restaurants for a free newspaper. He lives above a video game shop and just found out the girlfriend that left him is now engaged. Deciding he needs a change, when he sees a strange girl struggling with her packages, he goes to help her get into her cab and in the process, she leaves and he is left with her disposable camera. He and his socially inept friend, Dev, believe that by developing the pictures on the camera, he will be able to track down this girl of his dreams.
My Thoughts: This was really different, as it was written from the male perspective, where normally it’s the girl trying to track down the elusive man she thinks is her destiny. It wasn’t so much a rom-com as expected, but more serious, although there were lighter moments, especially where Dev is concerned. It was kind of interesting to see the male thought process and watch Jason and Dev mature. All in all, an enjoyable read. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for something a little different, and interested in romance from the male perspective.
My Rating: 4/5