[E–book] A Spot of Bother

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A Spot of Bother

Review A Spot of Bother A Spot of Bother Read & download º 7 Orge's ex colleague to plan a wedding Son Jamie fails to invite his lover Tony Meanwhile George goes uietly m. This is a really good absorbing drama about a family in crisis and in particular tells the story of George who at the age of 57 suddenly faces the fact that he is not going to live forever upon the discovery of a lesion on his hip Wife Jean is sleeping with an old work colleague of his Daughter Katie is preparing her wedding to Ray a man who is universally disliked by her family and to be honest she is not sure whether she is marrying him for the right reasons Finally son Jamie is facing a dilemma he wants to bring his partner Tony to the wedding but he fears his family are not ready for thatThere is a thread of black humour running through the book but I did feel it was moving and emotional than funny as George s depression first crept up and then engulfed him It all felt so real as if it was happening to somebody I knew and these sections in particular were beautifully written The whole family in fact felt frighteningly real to me and I found myself nodding my head so many times throughout the book at things they saidThey are all in crisis in one way or another and as each short and sharp chapter is told through alternate viewpoints I really got a good understanding about what was going through everyone s thoughts They are all brutally honest with themselves but the sadness is that none of them speak to each other about the things that matterIt was a book that really grabbed me and held my attention during the build up to the wedding but there were one or two things I wasn t too sure about George is 57 and I am in my early 50s so I could really understand his sudden fear when he realised that he is not immortal but he didn t feel like someone in his fifties I never saw him or Jean as contemporaries as mine as they felt as if they were from a different generation I did feel the ending was a little too upbeat the cloud over George s head just seemed to blow away a little too easily in relation to the pain he suffered throughout the book I couldn t help thinking oh if only depression could be solved that easily in real life On the whole though this is a good entertaining read that delivers some very real home truths with very realistic characters that I thoroughly enjoyed Yes there are those bits that I wasn t sure about but they were far outweighed by the good

Review A Spot of Bother

Review A Spot of Bother A Spot of Bother Read & download º 7 Ust be cancer Daughter Katie wants second husband inappropriate Ray Wife Jean is too busy carrying on with Ge. Modest past review discovered to have been lost in an import from ShelfariThe survival of a modest man shown charmingly with much deadpan humor George Hall thinks he has cancer which shapes how he reacts to mundane crises such as an unfaithful wife a son struggling with gayness and a daughter about to marry poorly He seems to gain a sense of sanity from learning first hand how crazy everyone else is Our lovable hero just keeps having bad luck but always rises to the surface The internal dialog is part Walter Mitty part Yossarian

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Review A Spot of Bother A Spot of Bother Read & download º 7 George Hall 57 is ready to retire enjoy freedom to be alone But he runs into a spot of bother a skin lesion m. As we approach the end of my first year of recorded and reviewed reading I have read almost no bad books The Fermata was bad but the guy could write he just decided to write something we all thought was fucking awfulThis was a bad bookOh how do I hate this book Let me count the ways1 Every word in this novel is written in conversational lazy prose Absolutely is used repeatedly for emphasis Cue something or other The kind of verbal junk we are all guilty of in verbal conversation but letting it form the bulk of your novel is unforgivable I felt like I was reading a second year English essay Honest to god I m not exaggerating Junk prose Never a hint of an interesting sentence structure2 This device used repeatedly I m guessing to give the novel some appearance of depth Let s call it the Family Guy Device The day was turning out badly Almost as badly as that barbecue with David Morris and Bettie Constance in Salford last summer thought George STOP RANDOMLY FUCKING DROPPING NAMES I VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE AND WON T HEAR AGAIN There s enough one dimensional characters to keep track of without my having to check off new names against the list every two chapters I can t tell you how many times this was used in the course of 500 pages3 500 PAGES To tell this story Are you kidding me4 The relentless assault of pop culture references Lethal Weapon The 6th Sense The Lord of the Rings BBC Radio 4 Wedding music is that Bach Double Violin piece from the compilation CD Dad gave her from Christmas last year And it s not just the pop culture bits Oscar Wao was full of Lord of the Rings stuff it s that they are brought up again and again and again but not one character betrays any interest that dips below to most shallow and obvious cultural stables It felt like examples of tastes were deliberately chosen so that no reader would ever miss a reference These people is seems are the most banal people you have ever met5 500 FUCKING PAGESPicture a wet Sunday afternoon and you are spending it at a slightly run down shopping centre in the outskirts of town You check out the record store but whoever s stocked their shelved has decided to focus on boy bands and Nickelback and club anthem compilations The book shop is full of ugly glossy cookbooks and footballer biographies You glance into the clothes shops but the manneuins all look like the men you feel most uncomfortable around in the pub at weekends You go to the cafeteria to kill some time and sit under bright fluorescent lighting at grey plastic tables and eat a bun seemingly made out of another kind of plastic The tea is tepid and has an oily film on its surface And it s not the afternoon you re experiencing in this place it s the people around you when you realise that even if you asked them they wouldn t see what s wrong with this They wouldn t understand your problemThis novel was a 500 page trek through everything that tires and disappoints me most about the modern world and I m sorry if that illuminates some fault in me and not the novel but that s the way I feel


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  1. says: Review A Spot of Bother [E–book] A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read

    [E–book] A Spot of Bother I pretty much hated this book It was the type of book that you read because you liked the author's other work but it's so aggressively bad that it makes you reconsider whether or not you actually liked the author's previous work upon closer considerationSo what was so bad about it? Well for the one the characters simply didn't ring true They all felt poorly sketched out just a bunch of people having what Haddon would hav

  2. says: Read & download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Mark Haddon Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read [E–book] A Spot of Bother

    [E–book] A Spot of Bother Review A Spot of Bother As we approach the end of my first year of recorded and reviewed reading I have read almost no bad books The Fermata was bad but the guy could write he just decided to write something we all thought was fucking awfulThis was a bad bookOh how do I hate this book? Let me count the ways1 Every word in this novel is written in conversational lazy prose Absolutely is used repeatedly for emphasis Cue something or other The kind of verbal junk

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    Review A Spot of Bother [E–book] A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read i don't know why people who've read the curious incident of the dog in the night time would find this second novel a let down it seems to me eually tender sweet and heartbreaking it's also hilariously funny haddon does heart

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    Read & download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Mark Haddon Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read Review A Spot of Bother This is a really good absorbing drama about a family in crisis and in particular tells the story of George who at the age of 57 suddenly faces the fact that he is not going to live forever upon the discovery of a lesion on his hip Wife Jean is sleeping with an old work colleague of his Daughter Katie is preparing her wedding to Ray a man who is universally disliked by her family and to be honest she is not s

  8. says: [E–book] A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read Review A Spot of Bother

    Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read Read & download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Mark Haddon [E–book] A Spot of Bother A Spot of Bother is an alternating POV story about going uietly mad and loudly sane and love under all our layers of repression and confusion There’s newly retired dad George politely failing to bury his increasing obses

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    [E–book] A Spot of Bother This book made Curious Incident fans wail and gnash their teeth in 2006 Who knows how Haddon’s reputation fares today following the lukewarm response to this breezy domestic drama? I get the impression children’s voices are his forte what with being a bestselling kids' author and all In fact some of the best lines in

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    Review A Spot of Bother [E–book] A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon ✓ 7 Free read Recently retired George Hall a uiet family man is thrown into a panic when he finds a large spot on his skin Although his doctor assures him it's not serious George is convinced it's cancer and he's going to die Meanwhile his daughter Katie announces that she is going to marry Ray a man who might not be right for her Katie's gay

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