Ordinary Thunderstorms

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Random House of Canada, Feb 15, 2011 - 416 pages
6 Reviews
A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author ofRestless, a national bestseller and winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award.

It is May in Chelsea, London. The glittering river is unusually high on an otherwise ordinary afternoon. Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, ambles along the Embankment, admiring the view. He is pleasantly surprised to come across a little Italian bistro down a leafy side street. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents through which Adam will lose everything - home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, mobile phone - never to get them back.

A heart-in-mouth conspiracy novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business and the secrets that lie hidden in the filthy underbelly of the everyday city.


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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 (2011)

WILLIAM BOYD is the author of nine novels, includingA 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;Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; andRestless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, theYorkshire PostNovel of the Year and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.


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