Review - The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend


Published: 1st March 2012 by Michael Joseph
Formats: Paperback & eBook
437 pages

Right, so 2 people who were never really meant to end up together meet one day in a library.

She thinks he looks smart. He thinks she's fat, thick and stupid .Oh yeah they should definitely get married!!..and they wonder why the kids are messed up!? 

I did enjoy parts, such as the exchange between Brian and Titania (what a name!) in the meeting in planetarium and it's mildly amusing up until she starts mentioning a make shift colostomy bag from sainsburys plastic bags.......riiiiiight. Excuse me for a second..

We all think about going to bed and wallowing at times but we don't because the reality is that it would be really f'ing boring, sort of like most of this book!

Secondly there are no half normal characters to balance the abundance of mental health issues.

Brian is a cradle snatcher with an ego the size of a planet.
Eva is a self obsessed doormat.
Brianne is spineless and has a weird almost incestuous relationship with her brother.
Brian junior clearly has Aspergers.
Titiana is a live in home wrecker.
Poppy is compulsive liar that lives in whatever dreamland she's concocting at the time. 
Alexander would be prepared to spend his life with someone who hates kids and won't leave her bed.

See what I mean? Not good. 

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