Review: A Spot of Bother

Editorial Review - - Sarah Egelman

In A SPOT OF BOTHER, talented writer Mark Haddon proves that the success of his stunning debut, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, was no fluke. The characters in his latest effort are perhaps less extraordinary than Christopher Boon, the autistic protagonist of Haddon's first book, yet they are no less complex or compelling. Retired playground equipment manufacturer George Hall is ... Read full review

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This book is the most poopiest book I've ever read. There's poop ALL OVER it. I honestly don't know how anyone could read a book with so much poop on it. I don't even know the name of this book. Everywhere the title could be is covered in poop. I'd love to give a good talkin' to the poopyhead that wrote this book because it SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. 

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A small British family lives through crisis after synchronous crisis in this droll, very dark comedy. Each member of the family is struggling with their own modern-day version of anguished malaise – deeply embroiled in their own variety of the existential condition. Fear of death, fear of love and the struggles in their relationships vie for attention as the chapters drift back and forth showing each character’s perspective on the conflicts. 

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