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A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

In books read on July 14, 2007

The story centres around George, newly retired and going a bit nuts. Most of the reviews I've half read say that the story is a family comedy based around mental illness, blah, blah, blah. From my point of view they look like a pretty normal family and George is at many times saner than the rest of his family. (This is probably casting aspersions on my family, never mind.) I liked the family a lot - they come to life in three dimensions. The comic element worked for me too and I'm not really a huge fan of funny books, it definitely wasn't "let's laugh at the crazy people" which would have turned me off. The ending could be seen as a bit too "happy ever after" but you know it doesn't work like that.

Good one all round.

Borrowed.

2 copies of this book are available on BookMooch.

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