This is the funniest book I have rented from Simply Audiobooks. It is a little raunchy, but is written by a very witty fellow so it is generally advisable for anyone.
Fluffy and fun, a good beach read. However, don't hope for something like A Year in Provence, a book to which the title clearly alludes - it's nowhere near as deep, nor as wonderful.
This book is perfectly entertaining, and often more than that, until the author decides he needs to include a plot (rather than just observations on the toilet habits of Parisian dogs, and the manners of Parisian waiters), which weighs down the book like an anchor. It's a good book -- but it could have been so much better.
Stephen Clarke is a funny man in a sort of youngish middle-aged unmarried horny typically incredulous sort of way. As the plot thickens, the book loses some of its humor, but I found it light and entertaining throughout -- found myself smiling constantly as I drove.
STEPHEN CLARKE is a British writer working for a French press group in Paris. He has previously written comedy for BBC Radio. He is currently working on the next volume of Paul West's adventures.