A Spot of Bother
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition language: English
"A Spot Of Bother" is a humane, humorous look a man slowly unravelling in retirement and the reaction of his family to his slide into mental illness. It gets us inside the heads of an older couple and their adult children, showing, with a mix of wit, acute social observation and admirable empathy, h...
I read this a few years ago, and really couldn't remember the details. But if I gave it 5 stars, it is pretty good. I do remember a lot of guessing between characters. A mixed of misunderstanding and miscommunication make it an anxiety story over nothing. Not much really happened in the story b...
Ich bin ja ein Fan von Mark Haddons Supergute Tage aber mit diesem Roman wurde ich einfach nicht ganz so warm, wie er es verdient hätte. Dabei kann ichs gar nicht so punktgenau fixieren, was mich gestört hat, denn der Autor kann wunderbar formulieren und auch Geschichten erzählen. Dieser unaufgeregt...
~~Moved from GR: down to 10/290!~~ A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon I picked up A Spot of Bother because of the delicious understatement of a title; it reminded me a bit of The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, and I'm an Anglophilic sucker for that form of humour. To me, it feels like a very ...
Great narration by Simon Vance!
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