Title: The Clothes They Stood Up In
Author: Alan Bennett
Page Count/Review Word Count: 112
I mean, this is just one-liners galore. But it’s more than that, it’s a satisfying short story at the same time. This is my first Alan Bennett book, but I adored it. It was funny, gripping and just generally entertaining. The story line was quirky – a couple comes home to find that literally everything in their house has been stolen – and while the writing style was almost cliche, it worked perfectly alongside Bennet’s witticisms and humorous dialogue. Easy to read, and plenty of fun too.