I’ll be honest, when I first received The Biggest Idea In The World by David Joland, I wasn’t sure if it would be my cup of tea. I love a good fiction book as much as the next person but an unhappy man travelling to Silicon Valley? That doesn’t scream to me.
However, I’ll put my cup of tea back down, I was wrong and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main character, Barry, is an unhappy man who is married to a woman he cannot stand, hates his job and has himself convinced that life has dealt him a rubbish set of cards. He is convinced that all the great ‘internet sensation’ ideas were first his so in an effort to secure his success, he decides to travel to Silicon Valley and share his idea and true value with the world.
It is a highly entertaining read with a storyline that will have you in stitches. I loved the clever twist that comes through – I didn’t really see it coming and it added a little bit of excitement to the story, more than I expected.
The character of Barry is someone you root for from the opening pages – the way he is written is witty and funny and you feel a lot of empathy for him. His character development is a real page turner. The writing is addictively entertaining and the sense of humour written in the pages will resonate with. It is a fabulous combination of one-liners, dry humour and a great cast of characters to create a hugely entertaining read.
The Biggest Idea In The World is the kind of the book that simply just makes you laugh. It is light-hearted, silly, fun and you are rewarded with its ending. David Joland has put together a superb first novel that champions an unlikely hero that you just simply root for in Silicon Valley.
This book was gifted to me for review. Please read my full disclaimer here.
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