One May evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a split-second decision, the young climatologist Adam Kindred loses everything - home, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, money - never to get them back. With the police and a hit man in merciless pursuit, Adam has no choice... show more
One May evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a split-second decision, the young climatologist Adam Kindred loses everything - home, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, money - never to get them back. With the police and a hit man in merciless pursuit, Adam has no choice but to go underground.
Publish date: 2010
Pages no: 403
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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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