Global Cool’s resident book worm Emma brings you her favourite reads, inspiring you to ditch the car and the stress of the morning commute and bury your head in a great book on the bus or train instead…
It’s high time we gave you a read that shocks, bewilders and makes that nosey over-the-shoulder reader on the bus give you a big old ‘tut’ that makes you smile all day long. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale is a cult classic in the making that does all these things – you’ll laugh, cry and find immense guilty pleasure with this week’s pick so make sure you enter our competition to win a copy.
As one of those books that isn’t all that handbag-friendly, this is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on the eBook version. Plus, if you get on your phone during your travels and check out @Bourgeois_Ape on Twitter, Bruno will definitely add a different dimension to your day. Who says you can’t enjoy a good book on public transport?!
What’s all the fuss?
Chimpanzee meets girl, chimpanzee sleeps with girl, chimpanzee loses girl. On the way girl gets pregnant and the world of science is seriously questioned. This is one of those books that shouldn’t seem remotely comparable to the real world, but when you get further into Bruno’s mind you discover a creature who just wants to make the best of what he’s got. The world might not be a better place for having this chimpanzee turn human, but his ambition to be free and evolve with those around him is a lesson for us all.
Over the last few weeks we’ve given you great love stories and real-life narratives to get lost in during your travels. Why not try something different this week and succumb to the voice of an endearing chimpanzee who just wants to live, breathe and dream in the human world…
We love hearing about all the Books In Public you’re reading. So this week we’ve got a copy of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore up for grabs. All you need to do is tell us what you’ve been reading on the bus/train in the comments below before 11am on September 2 and one lucky random winner will get their hands on the book!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND WELL DONE TO ANDY CRAIG, WHOSE COMMENT WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM TO WIN THE BOOK.