Mark Hadden

I’m not sure what revelations are revealed here about the human condition – the themes seem a bit old hat to me – I lost interest early on as I don’t really care about George. His first book A Dog in the N T was so unusual and new, so why has he reverted to writing the next Terry + June script for the 21st Century?

 

Jon

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A spot of bother by Mark Haddon

Hi, I,ve been waiting for someone to comment on the above book so that I could reply but have waited in vain! Hope I,m doing this right.

I enjoyed the book; enjoyed the author,s style of short chapters.He portrays typical (disfunctional) family life, well. I liked George, the main character and felt sucked in to his story immediately.The spiral into depression, after his retirement, is portrayed well. He finds it more difficult to deal with family problem, becomes paranoid about his health and withdraws into his own world. I think the author has researched depression well.

The adult children have their own dramas but this doesn,t detract from the main storyline of George,s journey. All the threads are cleverly woven together at the end of this sad but comical book.

Gillx

A spot of bother by Mark Haddon

Hi, I,ve been waiting  in vain for someone to comment on the above book so that I could reply! 

I enjoyed the read and liked the author,s style of short chapters.He portrays typical, disfunctional, family life well, I thought.

I liked George, the main character, and felt sucked into his story from the start.His spiral into depression after retirement is described well. He finds it difficult to deal with family problems; becomes paranoid about his health and retreats into his own world. I think that the author has researched the subject well.

The adult children have their own traumas but this doesn,t detract from the main story line of George,s journey.

All the threads were drawn together well at the end of this sad, but comical story.

Gillx