John Goode is a leftie lecturer who just wants to give his beloved wife and kids a normal life.
You know: north London, good schools, nice neighbours, sash windows...yes, you know.
But who can afford that kind of normal these days? Goode can only daydream of becoming a television academic, or else of a bloody great economic crash that would make his job worth something again.
So when he stumbles on a long-buried assault rifle whilst planting plum-trees for his children, he soon begins to wonder if this might be just the tool to seriously renegociate his family's future...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/08/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099513254
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Review by lydiasbooks
I picked this up in my local library. I think I was taken in by the cover, really - mustn't judge books by that! I thought it would be interesting, but didn't find it so at all. I struggled badly to read even a few pages. Overly dense, and boring really. I don't usually like first-person in-depth narratives, so I suppose this is not a surprise.