Sparks

Rated 3.50/5 based on 2 reviews
"I will go back to reading David Quantick's excellent Sparks now" - Neil Gaiman

“If you choose to only live in one alternative reality make sure it’s the one in which you read Sparks by David Quantick” – Ben Aaronovitch

When Paul Sparks is dumped by Alison, he decides to use a gateway into a million parallel universes to look for a new girfriend - an A More

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Words: 72,540
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301310739
About David Quantick

"I will go back to reading David Quantick's excellent Sparks now" - Neil Gaiman, Twitter, Sept 25th.

David Quantick is a British comedy writer and broadcaster. Sparks is his first novel.

To read more about David's broken life, please go here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Quantick

Reviews

Review by: Andreas Stahlbock on Nov. 27, 2012 :
Don't get me wrong: Sparks is definitely fun to read.

The only thing which really annoyed me is that this Sparks is such an idiot. Sometimes it just hurts to read on.
Really, he is one of the most unlikeable characters ever and there have been many occasions when I thought he should perish - on all those worlds out there.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ian Barker on Oct. 09, 2012 :
Paul Sparks has an unsuccessful retro T-shirt business and has been dumped by his girlfriend Alison. He stumbles on a website called the Random Life Generator, which gives the locations of portals to alternative realities.

Without thinking it through (this is Sparks' trademark) he sets off to find an alternative Alison who won't leave him. What follows involves, among other things: tall dentists, unfamiliar police cars, thin men and bears as Sparks discovers that alternative realities can be strange and dangerous places - especially when thin men are trying to hurt you.

It's very funny in a Douglas Adamsy kind of way - more Dirk Gently than Hitchhiker's Guide - with some nice off-beat twists. There were rather more typos than I'd like, ever the bane of self-published books, but they don't detract too much from a plot that rattles along from one absurdity to the next.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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