Published: 2013 by Random House Australia
Read: July 2013
Trivia Tidbit: Dominic Knight is a founding member of The Chaser and currently presents Evenings on ABC Local Radio in NSW & ACT
Full Disclosure: Advance reading copy from TheReadingRoom and Random House Australia via Netgalley
Dan is a likeable character, floating through life with seemingly no ambition and few cares. His parents both worry about and support him, and his friends indulge and are infuriated by him in equal measure. Most people have at least one friend like Dan – lovely and a little bit hopeless – and the book does well to reflect on life on the other side of the fence. However, apart from sharing its name with the book, the stand-up routine does not add much value to the story. I found that story arc distracting and predictable in a novel that could have been much more.