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"A painful, funny, humane, novel: beautifully written, addictively
readable and so confident "
-- The Times
"Haddon floats insights sculpted, delicate and precise as origami on currents of offbeat wit." -- Jennie Renton, Sunday Herald
"a convincing, if blackly comic, study of suburban life"
-- The Good Book Guide
"perfect medicine easy to swallow, a touch formulaic, but nipping the nerve and hitting the truth" -- Tom Adair, Scotsman
"simultaneously riotously funny, profoundly insightful and deeply poignant" -- Julie Wheelwright, Scotland on Sunday
Chosen by Mark Gatiss.
-- The Sunday Herald Books of the Year.
`A delight to read... touching and genuinely funny'
-- Word Magazine, 19 October, 2006
-- Metro - Best Fiction of 2006
The most keenly awaited book of the year - the brilliant new novel by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.See all Product Description
LOVED IT VERY FUNNY BUT VERY MOVING IN PLACES, A REALLY GOOD READ!!Published 3 days ago by mrs tina johnson
After reading "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" I was looking forward to trying another one of Mark Haddon's books. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Alice Eileen Cox
This book had me hooked from the start. The characters are intriguing and I found myself wishing things got better for them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lucie Wigley
A Spot of Bother is the second novel by Mark Haddon, the guy who’s most well-known as the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SocialBookshelves.com
I really enjoyed this. Bought it after reading the Curious Dog and wasn't disappointed. Very different but good.Published 3 months ago by R L Cooper
I'm afraid I gave up half way through. As other reviewers have said it's well written but I found it oh so dull. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Caro