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Armadillo - William Boyd
Armadillo
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On a cold winter's morning, Lorimer Black, an insurance adjustor -- young, good-looking, on the rise -- goes to keep a perfectly ordinary appointment only to find a hanged man.His life is about to be turned upside down and in directions he never imagined. The elements at play: A beautiful actress... show more
On a cold winter's morning, Lorimer Black, an insurance adjustor -- young, good-looking, on the rise -- goes to keep a perfectly ordinary appointment only to find a hanged man.His life is about to be turned upside down and in directions he never imagined. The elements at play: A beautiful actress with whom he finds himself falling in love after a quick glimpse of her in a passing taxi ... an odd, new, business associate whose hiring, firing and rehiring make little sense ... a rock musician whose loss -- in this case of his mind -- may be "adjusted" by the insurance company. What ties it all together: a web of fraud in which virtually everyone he knows is somewhat involved, a web in which he finds himself being increasingly entangled.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375402234 (0375402233)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Armadillo
bookshelves: autumn-2010, britain-england, satire, mystery-thriller, noir, conflagration, published-1998 Recommended for: BBC7 listeners Read from September 14 to 24, 2010 Contemporary London satire read by Stephen Critchlow.
DES
DES rated it
5.0 Armadillo
Absolutely brilliant - to the very end. Did not want to stop reading this book.
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
1.0 A Self-Indulgent Study In Egoism
Armadillo is the story of Lorimer a.k.a. Milo, an insomniac loss adjuster with a personality crisis and an obsession with collecting antique helmets who simultaneously falls in love with an actress glimpsed briefly in a taxi and becomes inadvertently embroiled in an elaborate fraud perpetrated by hi...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Contemporary London satire read by Stephen Critchlow.
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