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Ordinary Thunderstorms - William Boyd
Ordinary Thunderstorms
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One May evening in London, Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian bistro. He strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterward. With horrifying... show more
One May evening in London, Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian bistro. He strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterward. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents, through which Adam loses everything—home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, cell phone—never to get them back.William Boyd's electrifying follow-up to the Costa Award-winning Restless, Ordinary Thunderstorms is a profound and gripping novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business, and the secrets that lie hidden in the seamy underbelly of every city.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061876745 (0061876747)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
bookshelves: published-2009, paper-read, one-penny-wonder, hardback, britain-england, london, summer-2015 Read from April 16 to July 10, 2015 Description: It is May in Chelsea, London. The glittering river is unusually high on an otherwise ordinary afternoon. Adam Kindred, a young climatologist...
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it
3.0 Ordinary Thunderstorms
3.5 StarsI first came across William Boyd when I fell in love with the television adaptation of his novel Any Human Heart, and recently bought Waiting for Sunrise but still haven't quite gotten round to actually reading Any Human Heart in novel format. However, when I was on holiday my Mum leant me ...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it
This was an interesting book. It's written by an author living in London and the book takes place in England. Part of what I find interesting is a difference in pacing and tone. What would be nonstop action in most American books progresses at a much more leisurely pace. It's not that the pace is...
mkunruh
mkunruh rated it
I liked this book, but I didn't love how craft-like it felt. I have trouble with over-plotted books, and although I appreciated how he provided a reason for all the actions (and reactions) I got tired of seeing that happen in the book. Plus, what a missed opportunity, with "Ordinary Thunderstorms" a...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 A Literary Thrill Set In The World Of Big Pharma
Immensely enjoyable, Ordinary Thunderstorms is a literary thriller set in the world of global pharamceutical companies and packed with enough plot twists for half a dozen novels. It takes the reader on a whistlestop tour of London society, from millionaires to illiterate prostitutes via academics, h...
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