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A week in December - Sebastian Faulks
A week in December
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London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a... show more
London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on skunk and reality TV; and a Tube driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life, and the gruop is forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. Sweeping, satirical, Dickensian in scope, A week in December is a thrilling state of the nation novel from a master of literary fiction.  

źródło opisu: Vintage Books 2010
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780099458289
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
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DES
DES rated it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book since it is a view on the state of our society represented by several intertwined characters that start off as apparent stereotypes but than the complexity and detail of real life is added to their stories. In my mind it is a good representation of 'the state of the na...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
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I knew I shouldn't have bought this.But, alas, I did. What could I have bought instead for 1.50 pounds? Mmmh...let's see- half iced vanilla latte at the local coffee place;- 5 litres of still mineral water from the cornershop;- a big bunch of fair trade bananas;And so it goes.I remember how 'A Week ...
REALJimBob
REALJimBob rated it
An odd ensemble cast production and not my normal type of novel at all. Faulks has brought together a list of almost entirely unlikeable characters -- Veals the amoral banker, happily crashing a bank filled with old folk's pensions while ignoring his 'chilly' wife and their poorly parented son who's...
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