Oh, wow. Oh, my. I read Dead[ish] on a long-distance train yesterday and became so engrossed that I suddenly thought I’d missed my stop. I flung myself onto the platform only to find the reality was I was half an hour early and had to re-board. I also laughed out loud (yes, literally) several times. I couldn’t help myself.
Dead[ish] is a weird book about a dead girl called Linda and her boyfriend—ex, I suppose—who was implicated in killing her. Linda ain’t happy and why would she be. The boyfriend’s a shithead and Linda’s pretty pissed off with him. She isn’t going to take not knowing what he did with her body lying down. Linda sets about to get her way, and it’s hilarious.
This book is blunt, contains some awful people, and doesn’t hold back on the swearing. But if you aren’t bothered by swearing it’s also a nicely written and original story – and funny, funny as hell. I loved it so much that I hope to move on to book #2 asap.
Also published on my website The Long Hot Spell.