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A Good Read,
This review is from: Saturday (Paperback)
This is a good in between book to read. You can't get your teeth into it, but if you're on a bus or a train - you can read it and enjoy it.
I would like to give this at least three and a half stars but not four. However, three seemed to low and four a little too high. Not an outstanding book - not a book which makes you think wow or one that you can jump back into - but it is very readable and feels like a pair of old slippers. Comfortable, familiar and snug. The moment you open the pages you're in there for that duration of time. At the same time though, you can just slip them off and put your feet up else where.
It follows the life of a consultant neuro surgeon. He is a bit stuffy and a little bit naive about the real world I feel. He just knows his rich middle class life which he leads perfectly. He floats through his day and nothing much happens to him apart from meeting Baxter which brings his world into a reality.
You can imagine him just going along looking through his upper middle class bubble, bumbling along in his Mercedes around the posh part of London - which is all he knows anymore. What came before, is something apart from him. He is an insular character and lives in a ball of cotton wool.
It is just a normal day for him, apart from a couple of things that result in a climax.
It is predictable, but safe - you can just go along with it and relax. A nice book, a good book extremely well written without fault there.
Can be enjoyed a lot but don't go in looking for some massively interesting storyline because it isn't there. It is about a character, a person - the events that occur during the day are merely there to portray him in a reflective light.