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Ordinary Thunderstorms by William  Boyd
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In his tenth novel, Boyd takes a stab at the ""wronged-man-on-the-run"" plot, with mixed results. While some critics thought it a ""snappy page-turner, a true thriller"" (Philadelphia Inquirer), others felt the story falters under the weight of clunky writing and tiresome clich̩s. This came as a surprise to reviewers, who were accustomed to the elegant, precise prose in Boyd's earlier works. Ordinary Thunderstorms may not appeal to the conventional thriller fan. It perhaps works best as a novel that explores identity, anonymity in modern urban life, reinvention, and the tumultuous domino effect that can result from one fateful decision. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.
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