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A Spot of Bother is an alternating POV story about going uietly mad and loudly sane and love under all our layers of repression and confusion There s newly retired dad George politely failing to bury his increasing obsessive thoughts of mortality under a zest for home renovations Mom Jean already balancing familial duty and work and volunteering is just trying to find time for her passionate affair with a long time acuaintance Their outspoken grown up daughter Katie intends to marry her boyfriend Ray despite her suspicion that he s wrong for her because he s right for her son And emotionally distant son Jamie just can t explain to his boyfriend why he s not invited to the wedding Haddon s style is pretty sparse but earnest The characters dramas could easily become trite but their awareness and wryness in the face of their situations instead lends an endearing realness At times I almost felt a little cheated that the split narratives by necessity truncated the fuller version of each story But even with the glimpses I got a sense that each Hall lived in a world beyond just the necessary set pieces full of friends and coworkers and exes of complex relationships a specificity that allowed me to be drawn into their struggles in spite of myself The strongest parts of the novel are actually when the family members directly interact We get to see the same events in their overlapping voices which surprised me by highlighting the complexities of intention and communication rather than falling into tedious exercise If you ve ever seen one of these comedies it s hardly a surprise that all these threads erupt into a madcap ending I think some readers might find George s central story kind of crass and shocking and inexplicable at times I sort of wished Haddon was less enigmatic about it especially being the subject that was probably the hardest to comprehend or relate to But real life is not tied up so easily And so when all the dust settled I found myself left with some 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review A Spot of Bother A Spot of Bother Free download Ø 108 Download Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Mark Haddon Ust be cancer Daughter Katie wants second husband inappropriate Ray Wife Jean is too busy carrying on with Ge. People going into Mark Haddon s latest novel A Spot of Bother expecting anything like his smash hit debut The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time are going to be sorely disappointed And rightfully so because if Haddon had reproduced the same sort of story as he did in his first novel we d all be complaining about how he was such a one trick pony In fact I m glad he got the unconvential work that is The Curious Incident out of the way first so that he can now settle himself into what he really wants to do and ultimately does anyway in The Curious Incident study peopleOne of my coworkers asked me if what I was reading was a detective novel I m not sure how they came to such an assumption I don t have a pronounced taste for crime fiction that I know of at least I suppose there is an outside chance that they were familiar with Haddon s first book and made the assumption but if that is true I d like to put a million dollars on the Pirates to win the World Series this year But when they asked me about what kind of novel A Spot of Bother was I said It s kind of a character study about this guy who is having a mental breakdown That guy is the main character retired playground euipment salesman and constructor George Hall who has found a lesion on his leg and convinces himself it is cancer allowing his sanity to slowly crumble to dustThis is the catalyst that sends the story initially into motion but George s friends and family are all major players as well and their characters are warped and molded and nurtured throughout the novel with masterful strokes From George s wife to his children to his former colleagues we are introduced to a sweeping cast who each exist within their own world of insanities If anything the characters are too painfully accurate than once I was brought to boil over their attempts to avoid reality George in particular is seemingly afraid of everything and makes bone headed decisions out of his fears For awhile I was mad at Haddon for making George so unbelievably scared to go to the doctor about his lesion until I remembered my great uncle who lives in a house that is literally falling in on itself think the Lisbon House after the first suicide only scarier who hasn t been to a doctor since the 1980s despite hardly being able to get around the house in his deteriorating health Oh and he still drives too But it reminded me that people really are that paranoid and that just because I would go to the doctor in an instant if I were convinced I had cancer others would shy away worse than before and retreat into their own cracked psycheA Spot of Bother really takes on a lot both in story and in philosophy and comes out amazingly successful A lot of critics have said it missed its mark that it is boring and doesn t live up to his debut but these are absolutely the same people who would be skinning him if he d done another book with clip art on every page If they d take the time to actually think about the two novels they d realize that there are similarities than differences Haddon wants to see what his characters can take so he pushes them into situations and let s them spiral out of control and captures whatever he can from that flaming trail At the heart of both A Spot of Bother and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time that is what the story focuses on With his latest work he just does so in a traditional but much all encompassing wayIn just two novels Mark Haddon has proven his impressive range all the while remaining focused on what he ultimately wants to achieve in his writing I m excited to see what he does next Hopefully whatever it is it will have a better paperback cover than A Spot of Bother though Seriously I waited so long to buy this to see if I could get a second edition but then just couldn t put it off any and had to settle This has to be one of my least favorite book covers of any that I own Alas

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review A Spot of Bother A Spot of Bother Free download Ø 108 Download Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Mark Haddon George Hall 57 is ready to retire enjoy freedom to be alone But he runs into a spot of bother a skin lesion m. I pretty much hated this book It was the type of book that you read because you liked the author s other work but it s so aggressively bad that it makes you reconsider whether or not you actually liked the author s previous work upon closer considerationSo what was so bad about it Well for the one the characters simply didn t ring true They all felt poorly sketched out just a bunch of people having what Haddon would have you believe are constant epiphanies about their sad little lives He writes in such a way that you can tell he wants the reader to think it s a stunning revelation that this character is having when it s just another dull moment in a rather dull story If I had a dollar for every time Haddon made a one sentence paragraph meant to reveal some larger truth about the character s personalities I d be a rich man He also has a nasty habit of ending each chapter there are well over 100 of them most 2 pages or less with some half assed cliff hanger something better suited to the James Pattersons and RL Stines of the worldHaddon doesn t seem to understand his characters and he doesn t seem to care to either He simply throws a jumble of people into awkward situations and has them overreact like a bunch of unlikeable selfish jerks and then comment to themselves that perhaps they are acting like unlikeable selfish jerks who are overreacting to what are in reality fairly mundane situations They re sad selfish little people yet Haddon seems to think they are endearingFinally he ends the book fairly abruptly and with a neat little bow on top that doesn t suit it Everything works out for everyone involved yet no one seemed to learn anything or grow as people They all ended exactly where they began with no growth whatsoever I ve heard people who are familiar with autism claim that Haddon s sketch of the child in A Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime was actually woefully inaccurate and uite offensive and seeing the way he handles his characters problems in this story I m much inclined to believe that Just an awful awful book Haddon seems to think he s writing a British version of The Corrections but he s painfully mistaken I ll probably not read anything by Haddon again


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    review A Spot of Bother (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon As we approach the end of my first year of recorded and reviewed reading I have read almost no bad books The Fermata was bad but the guy could write he just decided to write something we all thought was fucking awfulThis was a bad bookOh how do I hate this book? Let me count the ways1 Every word in this novel is

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    review A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon Á 8 Free download (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon i don't know why people who've read the curious incident of the dog in the night time would find this second novel a let down it seems to me eually tender sweet and heartbreaking it's also hilariously funny haddon does heartbreakin

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    (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon People going into Mark Haddon's latest novel A Spot of Bother expecting anything like his smash hit debut The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time are going to be sorely disappointed And rightfully so because if Haddon had reproduced the same sort of story as he did in his first novel we'd all be compl

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    (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon review A Spot of Bother Modest past review discovered to have been lost in an import from ShelfariThe survival of a modest man shown charmingly with much deadpan humor George Hall thinks he has cancer which shapes how he reacts to mundane crises

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    review A Spot of Bother (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon Download Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Mark Haddon This is a really good absorbing drama about a family in crisis and in particular tells the story of George who at the age of 57 suddenly faces the fact that he is not going to live forever upon the discovery of a lesion on his hip Wi

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    review A Spot of Bother (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon Download Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Mark Haddon A Spot of Bother is an alternating POV story about going uietly mad and loudly sane and love under all our layers of repression and confusion There’s newly retired dad George politely failing to bury his increasing obses

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    (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon Mark Haddon Á 8 Free download Download Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Mark Haddon This book made Curious Incident fans wail and gnash their teeth in 2006 Who knows how Haddon’s reputation fares today following the lukewarm response to this breezy domestic drama? I get the impression children’s voices are his forte what with being a bestselling kids' author and all In fact some of the best lines in this book belong to t

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    review A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon Á 8 Free download (A Spot of Bother) [PDF FREE] Ö Mark Haddon Recently retired George Hall a uiet family man is thrown into a panic when he finds a large spot on his skin Although his doctor assures him it's not serious George is convinced it's cancer and he's going to die Meanwhile his daughter Katie announces that she is going to marry Ray a man who might not be right fo

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