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Ordinary Thunderstorms by William  Boyd
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Jun 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: british
Read from June 07 to 11, 2012

Very, very interesting plot in which an ordinary working class, almost brilliant British academic gets involved in a horrible crime in London which he counters by running away and hiding. He forges a brand new personality for himself as he lives off the streets of London. The plot gets better as he is still hunted by the killers who are working for a huge corporation. The story well till the very end where somehow the author runs out I ideas as to how to finish off the loose ends. Why did a cold blooded killer decide not to shoot his dog when he seemed not have the slightest hesitation killing a young girl and an innocent professor? Will the protagonists new GF ever find out his old identity? How can an intelligent and very able protagonist live satisfied working as a porter? How can a successful girl get involved with a hospital porter in the first place? Maybe I fail to understand as I am a Pakistani, but some of the assumptions were asking a bit too much of my imagination.
Otherwise I found the story very interesting especially the working of large corporations, journalists, and ordinary working class. I quite enjoyed the interpretation of the Corporate jostling, very realistic. The book is very captivating but the end could have been even better.

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