Review: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old - Hendrik Groen, Penguin Books LTD, Derek Jacobi

I received a free copy of The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old from the publisher in return for an honest review.

I wanted something fun and humorous to lighten the mood a little and I figured this would be the perfect book. It wasn't what I was hoping it would be at all.


It was billed as being charming, hilarious and laugh out loud funny but I'm afraid I didn't find that at all. The main character, rather than being funny and sarcastic, was instead an annoying, bitter, grumpy, cantankerous old man. I quickly got tired of his whining.


There was the odd amusing scene but there are only so many times that the same scenario can be funny. Repeating almost the exact same scene, but with different characters, quickly becomes repetitive and tedious.


Not one I would recommend.




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