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The Stag & Hen Weekend - Mike Gayle

The Stag and Hen Weekend - Mike Gayle

I really didn't enjoy this book, I was tempted to not finish it...but my 'need to finish' books problem got the better of me. I'm so glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying it.


It tells the story of Phil & Helen, the respective Stag & Hen. Split in half, in two separate books it tells the in and outs of their weekends - the lads in Amsterdam, the girls at a Hotel Spa. I liked the original premise of the way the book was split in two, and was intrigued as to how this would work out. 


I just thought the storyline was dull and in some places quite far-fetched. I didn't particularly warm to either of the characters. If I had to choose a storyline I preferred I would go with Helen's. Her friends seemed quite fun and supportive to be around. 


I don't really have much more to say about this book, it hasn't spurred me on to read any more of Mike Gayle's novels - although I recently purchased 'Wish You Were Here' - drat!


Have you read this and had different feelings about it? Have you read any other books written by Mike Gayle?