Remember the Fiat Palio Ad, the one where the owner gets uppity when his car is described as nice? Well I’ve come to a point where there is a space for nice. Nice is comforting, and … well, nice. I’ve just read Odd One Out by Lissa Evans, and it was nice. Reviews on the cover used words like “hilarious” and “very funny”, I found the humour subtle.
The characters were all endearing, which counts for a lot, it is hard to enjoy a book when you dislike the characters. The story is quirky and well told. I have an aversion to ‘arty’ endings, which are generally miserable. There is misery all around me, I don’t have to embrace it when I enter a fictional world. There are exceptions such as Me Before You. Odd One Out led to a happy, satisfying ending. I will be looking out for more books by Lissa Evans. I had never heard of her before, and stumbled upon this while at the library.