The Stars’ Tennis Balls

Stephen Fry’s novel of revenge started off in an easy manner introducing his characters well and sucking me into his world of upper-class toffs and jealous wannabes. Then it takes a rather bizarre turn when one of the protagonists is kidnapped.

I was totally hooked into what happens to them and how they escape.

Then he turns Jeffrey Archer like and crafts an elegant revenge story but in the end I wasn’t left satisfied. It was all a bit nasty and petty and I wanted my hero to “be a bit above all of that”. It was all a bit sad.