Ordinary Thunderstorms

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Bloomsbury, Jun 7, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
6 Reviews
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, joining the ranks of the disappeared, struggling to understand how his life has unravelled so spectacularly. His journey of discovery will take him along the Thames from Chelsea to the sink estates of the East End. On the way he encounters aristocrats, priests, prostitutes and a policewoman - but will he ever find himself again?

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User Review  - Ian Simpson - Goodreads

This conspiracy book is full of twists and turns. One of the features of Boyd's writing is that his books are all different. This one has a range of characters from the most oppulent to the poorest and gives an excellent feel of London, where it is set. I loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

This is an excellent book. I first saw this sampled on a Kindle poster in Bank Tube station. Whilst I hate Kindle (separate issue entirely) I was really intrigued by the prose on it. I went all out to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

William Boyd is the author of nine novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year.

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