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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Regrettably it's some five years after purchasing it but I found A Week In December a lovely glimpse into a world sufficiently rooted in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John
When an author introduces you to half a dozen characters, then profiles another dozen who have been invited to a dinner party, the reader may well go into shellshock. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joe Da Rold
Memory test: 1-2-3-4....characters coming at you left and right... heading to tying them all together, predictably, finishing with a hollow, bloated,
quasi- satisfied... Read more
The story rather peters out at the end without any decisive conclusions. Also there is the repeated appearance of a cyclist riding without lights who nearly collides with a number... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Out The Box
I guess that I could honestly call this novel forgettable. In the scene where the pickle merchant is expecting to receive an honor from the Queen, Prince Charles substitutes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ken C.
Normally I find myself wondering what all the hype is about over some moderate, overrated novel but in this case I am surprised by the calumny heaped upon what I consider to be... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Trevor Coote
This novel is more like a textbook on urban life during the beginning of the new millennium than an ordinary novel. On p. 121, you learn some tricks for solving crosswords, on p. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Knut L. Seip
Oh dear. As many of the reviewers, I chose this novel on the back of Birdsong. Bearing in mind I was actually weeping while reading the bits in Birdsong where Stephen was stuck in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Martha Selwood
Excellent parody of the twenty first century which rings true and parallels the modern disasters we face, from uncaring greed with no purpose in the real economy to Islamic... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Brian J. Hipp