“‘Looking for Mr Wrong’ is a fast-paced book, there is always something happening and it is well written… meaning that there are no boring parts to wade through, which is really important for me because I read at the pace of a snail!” – Matt F.
Review of LFMW by Simone and Matt F., Sydney, Australia.
MT: You know how when you read some books, It gives an insight into the mind of the author? Books like George Orwel’s animal farm for instance. Well, this is a book about sex, drugs and rock and roll… SF: Seriously though, in the forward, Virg is very clear that the main character of Roman is NOT him, THANK GOODNESS, but it is cool to read the book knowing Virg and see snippets of his life woven through the pages, his love of chess, wine and good music for instance. MT: Looking for Mr Wrong is a fast paced book, there is always something happening and it is well written meaning there are no boring parts to wade through, which is really important for me because I read at the pace of a snail! SF: Although there are some more racy parts, so this is definitely one to place in the adult category as far as reading material goes. I must admit, I did find it a little odd, reading sex scenes written by someone I actually know. MT: I think I recall you mentioning you wanted some brain bleach. Personally I thought those scenes were quite good and found it amusing wondering if this is actually what the author is into. But then again, as an author of fiction, who really knows. SF: We both really enjoyed the book. One of my requirements for a “good book” is characters that I can really get to know, and Virg definitely ticked that box. The main character Roman is complex and well rounded, as well as slightly stupid with a penchant for getting into trouble. The book isn’t overwhelmed by minor characters, and those that are there, you feel like you get to know them too, such as Sebastian Goldsmith Williams. This gentleman is one of the most minor characters you’ll ever meet in a book yet even in the brief time you spend with him you get to know him quite well. Each character is a real person with a clear motivation for their actions. MT: I really love Virg’s writing style, especially some of the more descriptive metaphors throughout the book. For example, Virg manages to combine a dolphin with a cigarette, kissing and a pair of blue tongue lizards and somehow even manages to combine sex, an octopus and an ice hockey puck into something meaningful. If Lindy still had her bookshop how would we classify Looking For Mr Wrong, and what genre would it fall into? • Well, it’s not a romance but it has a lot of romance. • It’s not a murder mystery, but it has murder in it. • And, it’s not your typical drama, but it has heaps of drama. SF: There’s not much more we want to say in fear of giving the entire plot away, so we’ll finish up with: It’s a great read and we’d fully recommend it!