A Spot of Bother (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Aug 14, 2007 - Fiction - 390 pages
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A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. At sixty-one, George Hall is settling down to a comfortable retirement. When his tempestuous daughter, Katie, announces that she is getting married to the deeply inappropriate Ray, the Hall family is thrown into a tizzy. Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind.As parents and children fall apart and come together, Haddon paints a disturbing yet amusing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely.

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But the ending is not profound. - Goodreads
The sad cactus.” It's simple, good, satisfying writing. - Goodreads
... i admire this writer greatly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Helen (Helena/Nell) - Goodreads

First (for me) there was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I still remember how I cried at the end, wept buckets, loved it. Then there was the book of poetry, The Talking Horse and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen R - Goodreads

I picked this book up because, frankly, I wanted the bragging rights. I'd enjoyed the Dog in the Nighttime, so I figured that this might be of the same caliber. How wrong I was. This was one of the ... Read full review

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MARK HADDON is the author of the international bestseller, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and the Whitbread Book of the Year award. In addition to the recently published The Talking Horse, the Sad Girl, and the Village Under the Sea, a collection of poetry, Haddon has also written and illustrated numerous awardwinning children's books and television screenplays. He teaches writing for the Arvon foundation and at Oxford University. He lives in Oxford with his wife and son.

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