A ​Spot of Bother 5 csillagozás

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Vigyázat! Cselekményleírást tartalmaz.

George ​Hall is an unobtrusive man. A little distant, perhaps, a little cautious, not at quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood, or manly bonhomie. He does not understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. “The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.” Some things in life, however, cannot be ignored.

At 61, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels and listening to a bit of light jazz. Then his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting re-married, to the deeply inappropriate Ray. Her family is not pleased – as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has “strangler’s hands.” Katie can’t decide if she loves Ray, or loves the wonderful way he has with her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned, which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late-life affair with one of… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2006

A következő kiadói sorozatban jelent meg: Vintage Classics Vintage

Vintage, London, 2012
502 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780099561040
Vintage, Egyesült Királyság, 2007
512 oldal · ISBN: 9780099506928

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Mark Haddon: A Spot of Bother

Egy barátnőm adta kölcsön pár éve s én értetlenül néztem, mit is csináljak egy efféle könyvvel. 4 óra múlva, hangos hahotázások közepette eldöntöttem, hogy megveszem. Mert a jó könyveket birtokolni kell és ez a könyv jó.

Mark Haddon: A Spot of Bother

Jó a meseszövés itt is, gyakorlott, gördülékeny tollforgató, de valahogy nincs vége a sztorinak (vagy az én készülékemben van a hiba). De azért a CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME határozottan jobb(an tetszett).

Népszerű idézetek


You could say all you liked about reason and logic and common sense and imagination, but when the chips were down the one skill you needed was the ability to think about absolutely nothing whatsoever.

295. oldal


Seven o’clock on a Monday evening. If Tony was going to be in at any time, he was going to be in now.

What was Jamie going to say? It seemed so obvious what he felt. But when he tried to put it into words it sounded clumsy and unconvincing and sentimental. If only you could lift a lid on the top of your head and say, “Look.”

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