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Going Green Kindle Edition
About the Author
Nick Spalding is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, two novellas and two memoirs. Nick worked in media and marketing for most of his life before turning his energy to his genre-spanning humorous writing. He lives in the south of England with his wife.
- ASIN : B0899HJP7R
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (December 8, 2020)
- Publication date : December 8, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1753 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 332 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,000 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So I should have stopped reading ... I have friends that would have... but it's my age group that needs the message of this book.
But I won't recommend it for this reason...
This book is hilarious even though dealing with a fairly serious topic.
Top reviews from other countries
Luckily, Nick Spalding manages to find amusement in a diverse range of subjects, and in this novel, he tackles climate change and the world of PR & Marketing as Ellie Cooke goes ‘green’ to save her job in a PR firm, which is being taken over by Nolan Reece, a keen environmentalist and all-round good guy – with more than a hint of Adam Driver in his appearance.
Having worked with marketeers and PR people in various roles, my enthusiasm for the profession is only slightly higher than my administration of the practitioners of the PR arts. After all , its takes a lot of skill to come up with a three word slogan that encapsulates an entire company strategy to much public scorn, or a Twitter hashtag that can immediately be hijacked and used to mean something completely different from the original intention. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I not only liked Ellie from the start but rooted for her as she journeyed down the green pathway to environmental awakening. She is a lovely character who Nick puts in some impossible but highly believable situations. The train journey from hell being one that I really identified with, having had issues getting from my office to a business pitch thanks to the vagaries of the UK railway system.
The book is nicely written and has a good message about our effect on the environment without standing on a pulpit berating everyone for the odd slip in our green credentials, and is well worth a read.
Eleanor or Ellie Cooke is the main character in this novel. She turns up to work one day to find that the company has been sold; further, the name has changed and they're entirely rebranding. Stratagem PR is renamed Viridian, and their focus is backing and supporting eco-conscious companies, big or small. But the new boss, Nolan Reece, is going to have to let some of the workers go for financial reasons. Of course, Ellie is terrified of losing her job, so she goes above and beyond to prove to Nolan just how 'green' she is.
The problem being that she is not green. At all.
Ellie's antics are rather funny, and most definitely embarrassing. But over time, she learns how important this eco stuff actually is, and with the help of some sticky children, her mindset is completely changed.
Further, Nolan is a great guy. Working alongside him inevitably leads to some romance (and more hilarious events). It's kind of an obvious plot, this romance, but it works. Especially with how this book ends. Oh, the ending is great. Not what I expected at all.
While I didn't like Ellie at first, she goes through some major character development and I do actually kind of respect her by the end of the book. I even learned a fair bit about our planet through this book. Yet it was an easy, light read, and definitely fun and enjoyable. It's not the kind of book I'd usually go for at all, but I highly recommend it. 4 stars!