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PRAISE FOR RESTLESS: 'Boyd is English fiction's master storyteller Restless is that rare thing: a spy thriller from a first-rate narrative intelligence' Independent 'A good, rollicking read pulls you deep in to the obscure, forgotten intricacies of wartime espionage will keep you turning pages until the end' Observer 'Fast moving, densely plotted, beautifully observed and probably one of the best things Boyd has done' Esquirer
One May evening in London, Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian bistro. He strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterward. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents, through which Adam loses everything—home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, cell phone—never to get them back.
The police are searching for him. There is a reward for his capture. A hired killer is stalking him. He is alone and anonymous in a huge, pitiless modern city. Adam has nowhere to go but down—underground. He decides to join that vast army of the disappeared and the missing who throng London’s lowest levels as he tries to figure out what to do with his life and struggles to understand the forces that have made it unravel so spectacularly. Adam's quest will take him all along the river Thames, from affluent Chelsea to the gritty East End, and on the way he will encounter all manner of London's denizens—aristocrats, prostitutes, evangelists, and policewomen—and version after new version of himself.
Ordinary Thunderstorms, William Boyd's electric follow-up to his award-winning Restless, is a profound and gripping novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business, and the secrets that lie hidden in the filthy underbelly of every city.-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Definately a great book with a wonderful use of language, really a pageturner! So many familiar places in London where the story takes place.. and a nice study of culture!Veröffentlicht am 1. Januar 2012 von incy wincy
It is my first Boyd and I really like it. the book features a good variety of different characters. First of all Adam whose "transformation" is believable and convincing but also... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. September 2010 von old bag of bones
One of my all-time favourite books in the last decade!
As a lover of London and interesting, exciting novels with
unexpected twists you will love Boyd's masterpiece with... Lesen Sie weiter...