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by Danny Wallace


Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television

Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, voice acting as the narrator for Thomas Was Alone and as Shaun Hastings for the Assassin's Creed game series, as well as the TV series How to Start Your Own Country. Wallace was born in Dundee, Scotland. He attended Park Place Primary School, also growing up in Loughborough and Bath, England

For Charlotte Street, Wallace’s debut novel, is one of those books which will hold universal appeal, cause enough embarrassment laughing out loud on your public transport of choice and will ultimately tug at the heart strings.

For Charlotte Street, Wallace’s debut novel, is one of those books which will hold universal appeal, cause enough embarrassment laughing out loud on your public transport of choice and will ultimately tug at the heart strings. Jason Priestley accidentally is left holding a disposable camera belonging to a girl he helps, with bags as she clambers into a taxi, on Charlotte Street.

There’s nothin’ like the humdrum. I’d been standing on the corner of Charlotte Street when it happened. It was maybe six o’clock, and a girl – because yeah, you and I both knew there was going to be a girl; there had to be a girl; there’s always a girl – was struggling with the door of the black cab and the packages in her hands. She had a blue coat and nice shoes, and white bags with names I’d never seen before on them, and boxes, and even, I think, a cactus poking out the top of a Heal’s bag.

Charlotte Street is a British romantic comedy along the same lines as a Nick Hornby novel. Jason Priestly (not that Jason Priestly) has recently quit his job as a school teacher to become a journalist. Not happening only once, but many times throughout this novel, it was as if Danny Wallace created a mind reading machine that is capable of invading my most inner thought and memories, and used the information sought to make up his characters. There was just so much that Jase and I had in common, that during the moments I was reading Charlotte Street, I became Jase. I was Jase (gender wise not included but personality, thought, and action wise).

Praise for Danny Wallace's laugh out loud debut novel Charlotte Street: One of this year's coolest must-reads" .

Praise for Danny Wallace's laugh out loud debut novel Charlotte Street: One of this year's coolest must-reads" STYLIST "Charlotte Street is charming, funny, romantic and quite adorable" Jenny Colgan "Full of funny observations" HEAT "We loved this funny romance with a twist" CLOSER "A brilliantly funny boy-meets-girl story" MAIL ON SUNDAY "A moving, funny, all-too-relatable tale. A British writer, comedian and presenter Danny Wallace is best known for his bestselling works of non-fiction, Join Me and Yes Man. He is also the author of the novels Charlotte Street and Who is Tom Ditto? as well as the children’s series Hamish and the PDF.

Method: The courts might say stalking. Result: That’d be nice. Conclusion: One step at a time. But the list’s a nice move. See, I knew all about lists like Damien’s ere a Chosen One. Someone regard. Someone regarded as valuable. Someone the PRs would call a ‘journalist friend’, not just a ‘journalist’. You were in the inner circle, invited to lavish events, days out, plied with food and drink, privy to the slaggings-off of other, lesser journalists, who are ‘not like you’. It’s a great place to be. You can network. And I could use this.

Danny Wallace's books have never failed to amuse me and make me laugh out loud while reading them.

A heartwarming, laugh out loud novel perfect for fans of David Nicholls and Nicky Hornby from the bestselling author of Yes Man. Praise for Charlotte Street-. One of this year's coolest must-reads' Stylist. Fully of funny observations' Heat. Danny Wallace's books have never failed to amuse me and make me laugh out loud while reading them. This book is not an exception, although I wouldn't put in quite as on par as some of his previous.

“Unmissable...will have you laughing out loud and melt your heart, all at once.”—Cosmopolitan (UK)

Danny Wallace is a British writer, producer, and award-winning journalist whom GQ (UK) calls, “One of Britain’s great writing talents.” The man who gave us Yes Man (basis for the Hollywood motion picture starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel) makes a grand foray into fiction with Charlotte Street, a sweet and sharp romantic comedy about finding love, growing up, and making your own fate that fans of the novels of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls are going to adore. With this charming, slightly twisted comic novel about an endearing loser’s convoluted plot to turn a brief chance meeting into a once-in-a-lifetime love affair, Wallace proves he has ample heart to go along with the humor.

Burisi
There is no doubt that this man is a talented writer with a wicked sense of humor, but the organization of this novel left me weeping. I wanted better structure that would make this easier to read. It was too choppy.
allegro
The only downside is that it reads so much like Danny Wallace's other books, the (mostly) nonfiction ones, that it casts a little bit of doubt on those adventures I want to believe really happened. But of course it's a fun read and I recommend it.
Thohelm
Great product. Thank you.
Nalme
I heard a review for this on BBC Radio 2 - I really WANTED the book to be good but it wandered and meandered all over the place with some fairly loose and 'blaggy' writing. It just didn't seem to go anywhere. By the time I'd read 3/4 of this book I still WANTED it to be telling me a story and to be going somewhere but it just wasn't so I put it in my "book I didn't enjoy" file. One day I may go back to see what happens at the end but when you've ready 3/4 of a book and it isn't going anywhere - it's time to move on....sorry!
Kesalard
This is a short and sweet easy book to read, it's funny and entertaining at the same time. Worth the read.
Lightbinder
Charlotte Street is a British romantic comedy along the same lines as a Nick Hornby novel. Jason Priestly (not that Jason Priestly) has recently quit his job as a school teacher to become a journalist. He’s ended up writing reviews for a free paper that’s handed out at the train station – not exactly where he wants to be. If that’s not disappointing enough, he finds out through Facebook that his recently ex-girlfriend is engaged.

One day, he sees a girl on the street struggling with her packages. Jason doesn’t notice until she’s riding away in a cab that she’s dropped her disposable camera. His friend Dev convinces him to go on a quest to find the mystery girl – she might be the girl of Jason’s dreams.

Oh, how I love dry British wit. There’s no shortage of it in Charlotte Street. Jason’s friend Dev is the best. He is so clueless and funny without realizing it. A couple of the situations were a little too much on the side of screwball comedy, which I do not care for, but most of the book was just really funny. If this book were a movie, a young Hugh Grant would play Jason. The book has been optioned by Working Title Films but I couldn’t find any information on whether it will actually be made into a movie. I hope it is.

I really enjoyed Danny Wallace’s sense of humor and plan to read more of his books.
The Rollers of Vildar
I just wanted to start by saying this is my first book by Danny Wallace and won't be my last!
I Received Charlotte Street as a First-read giveaway, and found the synopsis interesting; the plot refreshing. After reading uncountable Sci-fi and Fantasy books for the past couple of months, Charlotte Street was a good change.

The story takes off in London with the introduction of Jason (Jase) Priestley-a 32-years-old former teacher and reviewer living on Caledonian Road, who happened to come across a girl in need of help. Mesmerized but lost his chance of what he believes could have been a start of something new, he and his best friend Dev trek their way throughout London meeting remarkable old and new friends along the way; in search of The girl. As their mission sets off readers are given the whole journey in Jase's point-of-view.
To be honest I did not know what to expect of this novel; the storyline of `boy stalk girl' was quite new to me and it is probably also the reason why I was drawn to this novel. Usually when reading a book, there are many times when you are able to create your own version of what is going to happen further into the plot, however, that is not the case for this captivating and inspiring novel. It is probably one if it's charm.
A revitalizing plot was only one of the many reasons I wished I won this book when I first saw it listed on the giveaway section here on Goodreads. The characters here are REAL! From their emotions, their feelings, thoughts, to the situations that they position themselves in, are all in which everyday people think about, witness, and go through ...uh ... minus the stalking part. Not happening only once, but many times throughout this novel, it was as if Danny Wallace created a mind reading machine that is capable of invading my most inner thought and memories, and used the information sought to make up his characters. There was just so much that Jase and I had in common, that during the moments I was reading Charlotte Street, I became Jase ... I was Jase (gender wise not included but personality, thought, and action wise). That was scary (in an intriguing way of course).
As it was my first Danny Wallace novel, it is amazing to see how he was able to use the words: humor, heartwarming, and stalking in the same sentence without the book coming out disarray. I could have finished the book a lot sooner, yet, I am glad that I did not rush my way into it.
I gave the ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars, only because in the beginning there were a few times where it seems as if the story was going nowhere, then again that too was in a way just a part of Jason Priestley's life. At least, before his unexpected encounter. A wonderful read!
Charlotte Street: A Novel ebook
Author:
Danny Wallace
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British & Irish
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Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (October 23, 2012)
Pages:
416 pages
Rating:
4.8
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