Friday, June 29, 2012

All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard

Title: All He Saw Was The Girl
AuthorPeter Leonard
Publisher: Faber and Faber/2011
Pages: 304 

After reading Voices Of The Dead by Peter Leonard, I decided that I was going to pick all his books. So when I was offered to review All He Saw Was the Girl, I was thrilled. I was notdisappointed at all!

I had a roller coaster ride throughout the novel. It has the ingredients of an action movie. Drug Mafia, kidnapping, car chasing, and a love story. And all that happens in Italy, that too due to a misunderstanding! One American exchange student is kidnapped by mistake and ransom is paid for him. He feels bad about that and decides to get back the money. Without any help from anyone, he takes on the kidnappers and gets involved with the drug mafia, all by himself. 

The story jumps from one character to other but it is seamless and certain situations are so hilarious that I chuckled loudly while reading!! Here the black and white smudges into grey. No one is perfect and also no one is totally black, other than the mafia, of course! Seemingly distant situations are related in a such a way that one feels tickled by it.

What appealed to me most was the sarcastic way of thinking by the various characters. That alone makes the novel very delightful!! I am going to read all of Peter Leonard's novels!!


CMash said...

Fantastic review!! Thank you. I agree with your total assessment, even the chuckling out loud. Good Job!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love it when one book makes me want to read every book that author wrote!

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for stories set in Italy!