Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace has been in my TBR stack for a very long time. It’s a very long book. This is a very short review.
The story can be summed up with this*:
Except the main character is not a music teacher but an ex-teacher/would-be journalist named Jason Priestley (not that Jason Priestley) and the girl is some random chick he bumped into on Charlotte Street. She’s not blind.
There’s a disposable camera involved, a cast of excellent support characters, pizza-personality-analysis, video games, a brilliant engagement party scene and some bits that made me laugh out loud. But did I mention long (416 pages)? A one-hundred page chop would have made this book a whole lot snappier.
3/5 Is it going to be a film? I don’t know… I guess I could google it…. Anyway, it will be/would be an excellent rom-com.
*Let’s not ever forget how INSANE that film clip is.
I agree this would be a great movie! It was a fun book but I was frustrated by how insensitive the main character was. Cool story though, and like you, I really liked the supporting characters.
I loved the character of Dev and agree, I don’t think Jason really evolved at all.
I haven’t seen that video for years- just realized how creepy it is! Makes me intrigued to read the book though.
There’s a stalking theme in the book – very mild though, very rom-com-light (nothing AT ALL like Lionel Ritchie’s weird skulking around!)
Ahh, that’s a shame. I like creepy nutters.( in books , not real life , of course)
Our thoughts were pretty much the same on this one. And yes, the film rights have been sold, whether or not it will actually be made into a movie is a different story…
Of course, I liked the pizza analysis. I think I even assigned my own in my review.
I think it would be a better movie than it was a book. It really was just too long (but maybe I wasn’t in the right frame of mind when I was reading it).