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The Man Who Won by [Bellamy, Guy]
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About the Author

Guy Bellamy lives in Somerset with his wife Carole and daughter Kate. He worked for The Daily Express and The Sun newspapers before the release of his debut novel, The Secret Lemonade Drinker. Since then, Guy has been a successful full-time author and had his book, The Mystery Of Men, adapted by the BBC.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 461 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CXOS7TC
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have been a fan of Guy Bellamy's since I read a short-story he wrote in 'Chess' magazine around the time he published 'Secret Lemonade Drinker'. I bought that book, and every other one he has written. I haven't been disappointed yet. This one is of the same high standard as the rest: very funny and quite unputdownable. Brilliant one-liners that you can't wait to use at work to impress your colleagues with your rapier like wit. Once you've read it, you'll want more...
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Bellamy fans will know what to expect - a clever plot, intriguing characters and very funny dialogue. An immensely entertaining read, from first page to the very satisfying end.
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By A Customer on 22 Feb. 2006
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Guy Bellamy is back!
If you've never read a Guy Bellamy book then get this one now, you won't be disappointed. (Then get his other books)
I'm a big fan of Guy Bellamy. His characterisation is wonderful and the dialogue hilarious.
You will not be able to put this down.
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Who hasn't thought what you would do for your friends if you won the lottery? I have and yes I too would buy my favorite friends a house but would I now I have read this ? Not sure.......Gets you thinking about both giving and taking from friends.
Good read,will look for further stories from this author.
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I really didn't like this novel. It was poor and unsatisfying. I found the plot lazy and the characterisation shallow. For example, one of the main characters has a career changing disaster as a result of impulsively taking viagra. Its built on the premise that taking viagra immediately creates an uncontrollable sexual urge (untrue as a 2 minute internet search will demonstrate) and, as a vehicle for creating the necessary life changing event, it is implausible and lazy. Throughout the book the shallowness of the characters also carries with it some pretty unpleasant judgements about women in particular. I found it an unpleasant and simplistic.
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interestingly different. my only criticism is "where do you find a man who always gives into his wife and then feels sorry for her when finances become difficult". When you find one let me know!. This story is well written without needless details.
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Bellamy seems to have made a career out of recycling the same material for years, and "The Man Who Won" is an incredibly formulaic and predictable tale that is pretty much a carbon copy of several of his previous books.

Three male friends become separated as their lives nose-dive, mainly due to financial and family issues that result in them selling up and moving away from one another. One wins the lottery and buys 3 houses on the same estate, and this sets the scene for all that follows. More ups and downs of family life, and the salutary tale that money doesn't buy you happiness.

We've been here before. Although it's many years since I read a Guy Bellamy novel, the style and content came flooding back in an instant. Page-turning enough, and written with the breezy, pub-joke-humour style that I remember, but there is nothing too deep or lasting to be had here. The characters are the usual one dimensional creations, the male-female conflict is ever present, and Bellamy shows himself hopelessly out of touch with the times. Mention of teenagers sitting O levels, swapping videos and still buying CDs all rather dates this. Even for 2005 (when this book first appeared), most youngsters were heading into the digital world.

Much like the men he writes about, Bellamy seems to have pitched his tent in the past and stayed there.
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I waited in great anticipation for this book, having bought and read all that Bellamy has written. It was not quite worth the wait with a very weak and poorly conceived "plot". He creates some potentially interesting characters but fails to build them successfully, he is still an entertaining writer and I enjoyed the book, but nowhere near as much as I enjoyed all the others. Sorry Guy but not your best.
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