With megabucks in earnings at stake, we’d all do the same right? Oh OK then, maybe that’s just me.
But anyway, from there it goes rapidly downhill.
Our hero, such as he is, discovers all is not as it seems. In fact Kellerman would have us accept that everyday life operates as a convenient cover-up for the infernal machinations of the super powers, who are busily manipulating the affairs of other nations with seemingly careless abandon and reckless ineptitude through the most unlikely of channels.
Pfefferkorn, for that is our hero’s name, and yes, like much else in the book, it is slightly ridiculous, sets off to rescue his lady love who, with the above machinations in mind, appears to have been kidnapped.
What transpires is an adventure through the two warring parts of a fictional country where we meet a cast of equally unlikely characters.
I’m not sure if I’ll Catch You is supposed to be some sort of political parody, there seem to be some quite obvious similarities between East and West Zlabia and the perceived Cold War differences between the East and the West.
However, that could just be me wanting to make some sense out of something that is, in effect, fairly enjoyable nonsense.
The hero’s not particularly likeable and the storyline’s crazy but I found myself finishing it, just to see what happens. And the end doesn’t disappoint, it’s possibly madder than the rest of the book put together. Liz O’Reilly