This book didn't work too well for me (a lot of the reasons having been covered in this thread), but I have to say that I loved the Life on Mars
reference. I felt a bit obtuse at first because I could feel something was being referred to. I immediately shook off "Dylan Hunt" but then I saw the Manchester and Nelson references and I thought "Duh...brilliant!
" From there out, Tyler Hunt was John Simm in my mind.
Not having seen the UK Life on Mars
, I missed that. I actually "cast" David Tennant in the part in my head.