This is a perfect summer read, light-hearted, but intelligent. Sometimes the writing felt like fond teasing for an age since past rather than any driven denunciation. Even religious sensibilities are respected, despite what the synopsis might imply.
Despite the comedy, there were surprisingly poignant moments, especially themed around Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle.” But these stayed far away from cloying, and didn’t detract from the overall tone.
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