“A skilful road rage novel looks at Britain through a motorway microcosm“
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I picked Jam as one of the books for the Foxy Book Shelf Summer Reading List as I’m a big fan of this genre of contemporary fiction, and Jam certainly fills the criteria with a Ben Eltonesque look at the nation through the lens of something most of us have to ensure on a daily basis. The novel starts with a setting the scene type dash around London before finally settling on the M25 as the traffic slows and finally comes to a complete halt. The writing is beautiful and for the first ten chapters at least I found it hard to put down.