The Satsuma Complex

The Satsuma Complex

Fiction, Crime & Thrillers, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/05/2023
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My name is Gary. I’m a thirty-year-old legal assistant with a firm of solicitors in London. To describe me as anonymous would be unfair but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. I did make a good connection with a girl, but that blew up in my face and smacked my arse with a fish slice. Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance called Brendan. When Brendan leaves early, Gary meets a girl in the pub. He doesn’t catch her name, but falls for her anyway. When she suddenly disappears without saying goodbye, all Gary has to remember her by is the book she was reading: The Satsuma Complex. But when Brendan goes missing, Gary needs to track down the girl he now calls Satsuma to get some answers. And so begins Gary’s quest, through the estates and pie shops of South London, to finally bring some love and excitement into his unremarkable life… A page-turning story with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Satsuma Complex is the brilliantly funny first novel by bestselling author and comedian Bob Mortimer.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781398521230
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm

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The Satsuma Complex
A sweet thriller
I loved this story , so simple and yet it had me wanting to keep on reading it. You couldn’t help but love Gary with all of his funny ways and what seemed ... READ MORE
Avid reader
The Satsuma Complex
page turner
Loved the free flowing style bob has got it felt nothing needed explaining , He describes Gary as a good honest guy that takes the world as it ,meeting E... READ MORE
The Satsuma Complex
Very much Bob
The thing that saved this for me was the fact that I could imagine it being read in Mortimer's voice and with all the physical comedy that sits alongside i... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
The Satsuma Complex
Pure Bob Mortimer
Delightful story, pure Bob Mortimer, to the point that you can hear him narrating. Made me laugh out loud several times and don’t get me started on boiler ... READ MORE
Sarah Long
The Satsuma Complex
Amusing and Well Written
A good read, well written and amusing - would recommend to family and friends. You will like this!!
The Satsuma Complex
Good stuff
It's good stuff
William Balsom
The Satsuma Complex
Not as funny as I'd hoped.
I wanted to love this, but I didn't. It's a fun crime caper with heart, this is true. But I think the style and tone just didn't work for me. I giggled at ... READ MORE
A Straker
The Satsuma Complex
Simple but a great read
I didn’t expect anything less from the talent that is Bob Mortimer. It’s a simple but lovely read- I’d recommend it to anyone. Just delightful
Sherrylyn  Peck
The Satsuma Complex
An incredibly funny and compelling read from start to finish. Very ‘Bob Mortimer’ in terms of the humour yet suspense is built throughout alongside a lovel... READ MORE
Matthew Osborne