At the initial signs of some skirmishes over the disputed elections in Kenya, a young English woman sets off to save her 12-year old friend from a possible threat of civil war. The trip turns into a long journey through the underbelly of the Third World that will leave her questioning whether these people ever really had peace in the first place.
Paul Stumbles leaves England for a life in Spain after losing his wife to another man. His wife is still sending him video messages of her sexual exploits with her new partner. The only reprieve from his woes comes in the form of a magic anti-depressant he is slowly getting hooked on.
The humor kept me tearing through the excellent first three chapters, but it is the underlying poignant theme that has left an impression that will stay with me long after. I can not wait to read this book.
(review of free book)