Gerry Samper, our beloved self-important, singer, fence builder, chef, writer extraordinaire is back. He is still living in Italy, ghosting biographies and singing at the top of his lungs. However, Marta is gone and he is no longer "Cooking With Fernet Branca".
Gerry's subject this time is Mille, a one armed, grandmother sailor that lets a little fame from her sailing expeditions go to her head. This book does have its funny moments and some clever quirkiness, but the relationships in this book lack the spice and antagonism that Gerry & Marta had that made the first book in this series so laugh out loud funny. ,
I really enjoy Paterson's writing style and I'm glad I read this book. He is clever and smart. I hope though, if there is a third book in this series, he can bring back the love-hate dynamic he executed so well in "Cooking With Fernet Branca".