Jun 2, 2013

Universe Versus Alex Woods, Gavin Extence

At ten years old young Alex was struck by a rare meteorite so when at seventeen he’s pulled over at Dover ferry terminal in Mr Petersen’s car with pot in the glovebox and an urn containing Mr. Petersen on the front seat he plunges the UK into uproar.

Alex’s coming of age to the point of his arrest told in his own words, is a tale of bullies, seizures, astronomy, the works of Kurt Vonnegut. His unlikely friendship with Mr. Petersen, a Vietnam veteran widower, Alex’s desire to study the Universe and Mr. Petersen’s desire to die with dignity.

It made me laugh and made me think. This is Adrian Mole gone to the dark side.

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