Sorry, Luv, I’ll Send Another Car by Nigel Springthorpe


I picked this book with a different understanding of its content. It is marketed as a humorous book, and that’s where the problem lies. It made me expect a punchline at some point.
I am glad I read the book all the way through, though. Halfway into the narrative, the story gets serious, and there is more gravity to the people’s actions. This made it easier to read all the way through.
The story is of a man who decides to ply a taxi during the night shift in order to do something with his time as well as for monetary benefits. Given the time he chooses and the company he decides to do it for, there is a motley crew of characters that he ends up observing. Each involves him in their own way. As a character study, it worked enough to keep me reading hoping, for something to happen. There is a mild sense of closure towards the end.
With a few tweaks, I could have liked this book more than I did.
I did take away a better understanding of a whole other world of people who drive taxis or cabs for the late shift and how they might function outside of their jobs.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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