Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Funniest Book I've Read All Year: Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon

You know those books that you start reading and just love everything about them and can't stop smiling at the characters and relating to pretty much everything about them? Yeah, Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon is one of those books. Hilarious and laugh out loud funny from beginning to end, Holly Porter is one of my favourite funny characters I've had the pleasure of hanging out with for an entire novel.

Speaking of Holly, at twenty five years old she hates her job working as a 911 operator, has a disappointingly unromantic relationship with her boyfriend and no friends to speak of. When her father buys a gift voucher for a romantic weekend at Revelation Cove, British Colombia, Holly ditches her boyfriend and work for a week of soul searching and potential new hookups. Holly goes from one disaster to the next watched on by the cute but annoying Concierge Ryan - a former NHL star with a bad knee who has been forced into an early retirement.

Holly was beyond relatable as a character and I couldn't help but recognise her attempts at soul searching and finding something she didn't know she was looking for as a common theme among my twenty something peers. Although her attempts results in a lot more nudity than the average person, Holly with her sarcastic wit and skeptical outlook on life was a fabulously funny narrator. Eliza Gordon's writing is pure gold and I can't wait to read more from her.

While the plot and storyline aren't exactly groundbreaking Holly's hilarious escapades which see her go from shitty down and outer to life of the party is the best thing about this book. If you are looking for a seriously funny read with a loveable main character and sweet romantic story Must Love Otters is a must read.


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