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3.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
John Conrad arrives at his parents' home, where family and friends are assembling for the bank holiday weekend. But as the guests converge, John's father dies. This novel follows the numb implications of sudden death - the surprise, the shock, the deep fissures in a family exposed through grief; but there is also laughter, fraud and theft.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Atlantic
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Nov 24, 2013 Roberta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Today, di David Miller, è il frutto di un grosso acquisto fatto durante una delle offerte di Amazon sui libri per Kindle in lingua inglese. Non so assolutamente perché l'ho comprato, a dire il vero. Si tratta del resoconto di tre giorni, tre 'today' che ruotano intorno alla morte di Joseph Conrad (sì, lo scrittore): il suo ultimo giorno di vita, il giorno della sua morte, il giorno del suo funerale. Il romanzo è denso di personaggi che ruotano intorno allo scrittore e alla sua famiglia, ma di ne ...more
I didn't know anything about this novel when I bought it on a 1 shelf in my local branch of Waterstones, but was glad I'd made the purchase when I saw that it was set in Canterbury where I lived for a few years. I must admit that it took me a while to cotton on to the fact that the family portrayed were that of author Joseph Conrad, but in many ways it doesn't matter who it's about as the narrative looks at the events and emotions following a sudden death - a universal subject.

It's a very short
Apr 26, 2013 M M rated it liked it
Miller's debut novel is set in 1924 when Joseph Conrad died. His wife is an invalid who faces a life of increasing discomfort and loneliness. His elder son has returned damaged from the Great War and is enraged with his father for being distant, jealous of his younger brother for receiving Conrad's attention, worried about making ends meet for his own young family. The younger boy recalls his father's kindness and cannot imagine a life ahead without the shelter of that love. Conrad's secretary i ...more
Apr 13, 2014 Louise rated it it was ok
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Oct 28, 2013 Tatiana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Forse perchè le mie aspettative erano alte: un libro su Conrad, autore amatissimo, non poteva che
essere un bel libro.
Invece ... il linguaggio vuole essere conradiano, ma non lo è;
i personaggi sono troppi e troppo confusi e la legenda all'inizio non aiuta;
i sentimenti commoventi sì ma un po' banali, il dolore non si sente non si vive non si
Un vero peccato.
May 25, 2015 Eke rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015, uk
There was so much Britishness in it, maybe a bit even too much for me. I only probably liked the idea of this book, what it's purpose was but the concept of it didn't intrigue me at all and that's probably why it sat on my bookshelf for so long.
Aug 26, 2013 Michael rated it it was ok
Shelves: library
At 155 pages, and with more than 35 characters oscillating around the plot, it was tricky through to follow what everyone was doing from sentence to sentence.

Jul 15, 2011 g marked it as to-read
Picking up because of this review
Oct 10, 2012 Magda rated it really liked it
cold, slow, careful, beautiful as shadows can be
Dec 17, 2013 Rakesh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, not my kind of book....
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