Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Spencer's Risk” as Want to Read:
Spencer's Risk
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Spencer's Risk

by
3.86  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews
SPENCER’S RISK is a dark comic novel. Burnt out and broke, university Drama lecturer Spencer Leyton is a compulsive gambler, estranged from his wife and children and driving his career over a cliff. His some-time friend Justin invites him to a high-stakes poker game. ('Justin could sell snow to the Eskimos – literally. For some months he had sold cocaine to the Inuit commu ...more
Kindle Edition, 185 pages
Published April 17th 2018
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Spencer's Risk, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Spencer's Risk

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Spencer's Risk
Heena Rathore P.
Spenser's Risk by Andy Greenhalgh is a delightful and enjoyable new contemporary read with lots of dark humour highlighted by sarcastic undertones.

It was a very enjoyable book and I had a good time reading it. The characterization was good which was a big plus given the entire story heavily depended on the main protagonist, Spencer. He was very believable and pretty relatable. Even though he landed up in extreme situations, I was able to relate to his worries and dilemmas and hence, was able to
...more
Sandie
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Darkly comic in the best way, Spencer, a drama teacher is hapless and pretty hopeless, nevertheless the author and thus the reader are rooting for him right till the end. Anyone who’s ever gambled will appreciate the situations Spencer ends up in.

Read it in 2 days; I just had to find out what happened to him so stayed up deep into the night to finish it.

A really promising debut - I can’t wait for the next one!
Guy Portman
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: humour
3.5*

Spencer Leyton’s life is spiralling downhill. He has split from his wife, is virtually estranged from his kids, his career is in tatters, and he has a serious gambling problem. The irresponsible drama lecturer’s dire situation deteriorates further when he accepts a friend’s invitation to a high-stakes poker game. Our drunken and reckless protagonist’s ensuing catastrophic performance leaves him with a substantial debt to the wrong people. Can he redeem himself?

Spencer’s Risk is a third perso
...more
Michael
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Witty and inventive. The misadventures of a drama professor who runs up gambling debts with the wrong person. I am sure that “Dr Spencer” would be able to explain the cathartic effect of watching our protagonist making such a mess of every thing, from his marriage and his finances to his (all too real) problems at the drama school. Most enjoyable.
James Greenhalgh
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read!
John Sheppard
rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2019
Jonathan Scott
rated it it was amazing
Feb 05, 2020
Luke Barkway
rated it liked it
Jan 03, 2020
Lovely Loveday
Spencer’s Risk is an interesting story about a man who deals with the challenges of an addictive habit. A well written fast-paced read that is sure to draw you in from the beginning with a sensitive look at a man who is trying to come to grip with the reality of the poor choices he has made throughout his life. A touching story that is sure to stay with you long after reading.
Glenn Moore
rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2018
p j harrop
rated it really liked it
Oct 08, 2019
Chris
rated it it was amazing
Nov 15, 2018
Sylwia
rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2018
Bill
rated it really liked it
Aug 20, 2019
Michael
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2019
George Salvage
rated it it was amazing
Aug 21, 2019
Lyn Manley
rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2018
wendy richards
rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2018
paul kavanagh
rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2019
Marie-Clare
rated it did not like it
Feb 28, 2020
M J R Porter
rated it really liked it
Nov 05, 2018
michael
rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2018
Jonathan Dennis
rated it liked it
Nov 28, 2018
Middle M
rated it liked it
Jan 21, 2020
Pete Harrison
rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2019
Ian Gatley
rated it it was ok
Feb 26, 2019
TRISH DESMOND
rated it really liked it
Mar 22, 2020
Mr Ron
rated it really liked it
Jul 17, 2020
Feyza Howell
rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2018
Vijay Kumar
rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2019
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Night of the Rat
  • Eight Perfect Murders
  • The Names of the Dead
  • The Guest List
  • Middle England (Rotters' Club, #3)
  • The Other People
  • The Mirror & the Light
  • The House by the Sea
  • Señor Lard Arse & Fat Man: A journey around the Iberian coast line of Spain & Portugal
  • Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)
  • Real Tigers (Slough House, #3)
  • Glass Walled Houses (Charley Trilogy, #2)
  • Six Bad Things (Hank Thompson #2)
  • The Sixth Wicked Child (4MK Thriller, #3)
  • Sacrifices
  • Tribal Court (David Brunelle Legal Thriller #2)
  • Presumption of Innocence (David Brunelle Legal Thriller, #1)
  • The '86 Fix (The '86 Fix #1)
See similar books…

News & Interviews

  Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team...
26 likes · 2 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »