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The Truth about These Strange Times by Adam Foulds
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Apr 14, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: novels, read-in-2011

Lent me by a friend.

I had some comments up for this one, but they've gone, so re-writing. When I say I've read, I only managed about 60 pages. It wasn't for me, despite some good writing. I may re-read when I'm in a more whimsical mood. Fat boy who works in a gym, loses his job, works in a chip shop, gets burnt, meets a strange child in hospital.. that's as far as I got. I kept thinking he's telling me too much, why am I being told this...

Having said that I passed it on to my eldest (21 year old) and she loves it, so maybe it's an age thing...

and I was just saying (on another review) how I don't abandon books, but 'Volt' came along, and that called to me and told me to stop everything and read it: two stories in, it's brilliant. Terrifying and riveting and bone melting. Should put this information on that book's review i spose..

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Reading Progress

April 8, 2011 –
page 40
12.16% "tell the truth I'm a bit bored. He's telling me too much. Fat bloke who works in a gym loses his job & gets another in a chip shop where he gets burned and ends up in hospital - nice writing at times but I keep thinking, why or yes and.."
April 14, 2011 – Shelved
April 14, 2011 – Shelved as: novels
Started Reading
April 15, 2011 – Finished Reading
December 14, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011

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