Just One Damned Thing After Another
by Jodi Taylor (Accent, 2013); audiobook read by Zara Ramm (Bolinda, 2014)
Taylor’s first-person narrative voice is good-humoured and enjoyably raffish. Max and St Mary’s have real personality. However, the plot reeks faintly of extemporisation and the character foreshadowing is often rather overt. Clumsy word juxtapositions detract from the prose, leaving a pulpy impression.