(FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon


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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon 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 characte

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    free download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Mark Haddon Mark Haddon ã 8 read & download (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon 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

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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon 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 heartbreaking and funny with such grace simplicity and verbal virtuosity it's wonderful i admire this writer greatly what i admire most about him is that he shows us the behavior of crazy people who do crazy things from the i

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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon People going into Mark Haddon's latest novel A Spot of Bother expecting anything like his smash hit debut The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time are going to be sorely disappointed And rightfully so because if Haddon had reproduced the same sort of story as he did in his first novel we'd all be complaining about how he

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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon WowI just notice Mark Haddon has a new book coming out short stories The Pier FallsI entered the 'give a way' a girl can hope I LOVED this book sooooooooooooo much I had a few copies at one time gave copies awayFor some reason I like this 'MORE' than a few of my friends but I was DYING LAUGHING forgive me if I sound nastyduring the bedroom

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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon 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

  7. says: summary A Spot of Bother (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon Mark Haddon ã 8 read & download

    summary A Spot of Bother free download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Mark Haddon Mark Haddon ã 8 read & download 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 su

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    summary A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon ã 8 read & download free download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Mark Haddon A Spot of Bother is an alternating POV story about going uietly mad and loudly sane and love under all our layers

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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon 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 t

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    (FREE) [A Spot of Bother] AUTHOR Mark Haddon 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

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A Spot of Bother summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF free download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Mark Haddon Ust be cancer Daughter Katie wants second husband inappropriate Ray Wife Jean is too busy carrying on with Ge. People going into Mark Haddon s latest novel A Spot of Bother expecting anything like his smash hit debut The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time are going to be sorely disappointed And rightfully so because if Haddon had reproduced the same sort of story as he did in his first novel we d all be complaining about how he was such a one trick pony In fact I m glad he got the unconvential work that is The Curious Incident out of the way first so that he can now settle himself into what he really wants to do and ultimately does anyway in The Curious Incident study peopleOne of my coworkers asked me if what I was reading was a detective novel I m not sure how they came to such an assumption I don t have a pronounced taste for crime fiction that I know of at least I suppose there is an outside chance that they were familiar with Haddon s first book and made the assumption but if that is true I d like to put a million dollars on the Pirates to win the World Series this year But when they asked me about what kind of novel A Spot of Bother was I said It s kind of a character study about this guy who is having a mental breakdown That guy is the main character retired playground euipment salesman and constructor George Hall who has found a lesion on his leg and convinces himself it is cancer allowing his sanity to slowly crumble to dustThis is the catalyst that sends the story initially into motion but George s friends and family are all major players as well and their characters are warped and molded and nurtured throughout the novel with masterful strokes From George s wife to his children to his former colleagues we are introduced to a sweeping cast who each exist within their own world of insanities If anything the characters are too painfully accurate than once I was brought to boil over their attempts to avoid reality George in particular is seemingly afraid of everything and makes bone headed decisions out of his fears For awhile I was mad at Haddon for making George so unbelievably scared to go to the doctor about his lesion until I remembered my great uncle who lives in a house that is literally falling in on itself think the Lisbon House after the first suicide only scarier who hasn t been to a doctor since the 1980s despite hardly being able to get around the house in his deteriorating health Oh and he still drives too But it reminded me that people really are that paranoid and that just because I would go to the doctor in an instant if I were convinced I had cancer others would shy away worse than before and retreat into their own cracked psycheA Spot of Bother really takes on a lot both in story and in philosophy and comes out amazingly successful A lot of critics have said it missed its mark that it is boring and doesn t live up to his debut but these are absolutely the same people who would be skinning him if he d done another book with clip art on every page If they d take the time to actually think about the two novels they d realize that there are similarities than differences Haddon wants to see what his characters can take so he pushes them into situations and let s them spiral out of control and captures whatever he can from that flaming trail At the heart of both A Spot of Bother and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time that is what the story focuses on With his latest work he just does so in a traditional but much all encompassing wayIn just two novels Mark Haddon has proven his impressive range all the while remaining focused on what he ultimately wants to achieve in his writing I m excited to see what he does next Hopefully whatever it is it will have a better paperback cover than A Spot of Bother though Seriously I waited so long to buy this to see if I could get a second edition but then just couldn t put it off any and had to settle This has to be one of my least favorite book covers of any that I own Alas

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A Spot of Bother

A Spot of Bother summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF free download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Mark Haddon Orge's ex colleague to plan a wedding Son Jamie fails to invite his lover Tony Meanwhile George goes uietly m. 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 obsessive thoughts of mortality under a zest for home renovations Mom Jean already balancing familial duty and work and volunteering is just trying to find time for her passionate affair with a long time acuaintance Their outspoken grown up daughter Katie intends to marry her boyfriend Ray despite her suspicion that he s wrong for her because he s right for her son And emotionally distant son Jamie just can t explain to his boyfriend why he s not invited to the wedding Haddon s style is pretty sparse but earnest The characters dramas could easily become trite but their awareness and wryness in the face of their situations instead lends an endearing realness At times I almost felt a little cheated that the split narratives by necessity truncated the fuller version of each story But even with the glimpses I got a sense that each Hall lived in a world beyond just the necessary set pieces full of friends and coworkers and exes of complex relationships a specificity that allowed me to be drawn into their struggles in spite of myself The strongest parts of the novel are actually when the family members directly interact We get to see the same events in their overlapping voices which surprised me by highlighting the complexities of intention and communication rather than falling into tedious exercise If you ve ever seen one of these comedies it s hardly a surprise that all these threads erupt into a madcap ending I think some readers might find George s central story kind of crass and shocking and inexplicable at times I sort of wished Haddon was less enigmatic about it especially being the subject that was probably the hardest to comprehend or relate to But real life is not tied up so easily And so when all the dust settled I found myself left with some heartwarming end scenes and some open end scenes but most of all the overall sense of empathy for the ways people try to make sense out of the chaosReread April 2012 Nothing to add of insight except to note poor Mark Haddon doomed to forever have his work as not as good as his first novel Curious Incident Well those people are wrong A Spot of Bothers s comedy of manners is just as accessible and it shows maturity regarding character development and less reliance on the so called cute gimmicks he s been accused of propogating I m sure I ve saved him from crying into buckets of money now so this reread has gone to good cause

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A Spot of Bother summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF free download ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Mark Haddon George Hall 57 is ready to retire enjoy freedom to be alone But he runs into a spot of bother a skin lesion m. 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 heartbreaking and funny with such grace simplicity and verbal virtuosity it s wonderful i admire this writer greatly what i admire most about him is that he shows us the behavior of crazy people who do crazy things from the inside and from the inside these crazy things make total sense george s shenanigans are as meaningful and entirely understandable to us as christopher s shenanigans and just like in the first novel we are uite surprised that people around these two should not be compassionate and understanding because both george and christopher seem lost in an earnest brave broken and entirely adorable waythere s a lot here about class and i imagine other non english people might find it as hard to make sense of as i did i mean ray seems absolutely perfect from all possible points of view as does tony but the stuff of class gets in the way tremendously and one is left uite perplexed until one remembers what one has learned about england from the movies and it makes a little sensethe little kid jacob is picture perfect haddon has a thing with little kids of all agesanother thing that haddon does really really well is show how people like george and christopher ie people who either are different or become different at some point in their lives for some very painful reason manage to break down barriers and distances in others that would otherwise be as immutable and untouchable as the rotation of the planets and then everyone feels better except there is hell to pay for everyone and this is the really heartbreaking part the amount of pain haddon packs in his books i was discussing this just now with someone and realized that the highest common denominator between dog and bother is terror and i don t do terror very well but this book eases you into terror gently and by the time you realize that the book is killing you you are too caught up to stop reading it anyway i really liked this book it doesn t dispel the terror or maybe it doesn t do so entirely but it might make you feel like you are not the only one to live in a constant state of terror and that s a little soothing unto itself

  • Hardcover
  • 390
  • A Spot of Bother
  • Mark Haddon
  • English
  • 09 July 2020
  • 9780224080460