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Hell Has Harbour Views by Richard  Beasley
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really liked it
bookshelves: humour, general-fiction

I chose this satirical look at the world of big law firms for our most recent book club meeting (as our book club consists entirely of people I either met at Uni studying law or at work, I thought it'd be appreciated). Hugh Walker, top litigation lawyer with a lovely view from his office window, feels as if he's losing his soul - and so he tries, somewhat messily, to redeem himself. It is very funny - over the top, but with enough truth to it to make you cringe slightly while you're laughing. I wondered whether the humour would translate to non-legal audiences, but my mother-in-law really enjoyed it, so I guess it must. I must admit I found Hugh a little annoying - it takes him a very long time to decide he wants to redeem himself, and he acts like a complete twit in the meantime - but it doesn't detract generally from the book.
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Started Reading
July 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
July 26, 2008 – Shelved
July 26, 2008 – Shelved as: humour
July 26, 2008 – Shelved as: general-fiction

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