A Spot of Bother Book

A Spot of Bother | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon available in full 368 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to A Spot of Bother below.

A Spot of Bother

By Mark Haddon
  • ISBN Code: : 9780307373700
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 508
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-spot-of-bother.pdf

Book Excerpt :

George Hall is an unobtrusive man. A little distant, perhaps, a little cautious, not quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood or of manly bonhomie. “The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.” Some things in life can’t be ignored, however: his tempestuous daughter Katie’s deeply inappropriate boyfriend Ray, for instance, or the sudden appearance of a red circular rash on his hip. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden and enjoying the freedom to be alone when he wants. But then he runs into a spot of bother. That red circular rash on his hip: George convinces himself it’s skin cancer. And the deeply inappropriate Ray? Katie announces he will become her second husband. The planning for these frowned-upon nuptials proves a great inconvenience to George’s wife, Jean, who is carrying on a late-life affair with her husband’s ex-colleague. The Halls do not approve of Ray, for vague reasons summed up by their son Jamie’s observation that Ray has “strangler’s hands.” Jamie himself has his own problems — his tidy and pleasant life comes apart when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to Katie’s wedding. And Katie, a woman whose ferocious temper once led to the maiming of a carjacker, can’t decide if she loves Ray, or loves the wonderful way he has with her son Jacob. Unnoticed in the uproar, George quietly begins to go mad. The way these damaged people fall apart — and come together — as a family is the true subject of Haddon’s hilarious and disturbing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely. A Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Once again, Haddon proves a master of a story at once hilarious, poignant, dark, and profoundly human. Here the madness — literally — of family life proves rich comic fodder for Hadd

Recommended Books For Reading


  • A Spot of Bother
    A Spot of Bother

    A Book written by Mark Haddon, published by Vintage 2007-08-14 - 368 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Spot of Bother
    A Spot of Bother

    A Book written by Mark Haddon, published by Random House 2010-01-26 - 512 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Spot of Bother
    A Spot of Bother

    A Book written by Jonathan Emmett, published by Unknown 2016-05 - 32 pages - part of Children's stories books.

    Get eBook
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

    A Book written by Mark Haddon, published by Vintage 2004-05-18 - 240 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Porpoise
    The Porpoise

    A Book written by Mark Haddon, published by Bond Street Books 2019-06-18 - 320 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Stop What You re Doing And Read This
    Stop What You re Doing And Read This

    A Book written by Mark Haddon, published by Random House 2011-12-26 - 192 pages - part of Literary Collections books.

    Get eBook
  • The Red House
    The Red House

    A Book written by Mark Haddon, published by Vintage 2012-06-12 - 288 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Hatchet

By Gary Paulsen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781442403321
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: hatchet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

The Pier Falls

By Mark Haddon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 9780385540766
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: the-pier-falls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Spot of Bother, and The Red House, nine dazzling stories diverse in style but united in emotional power The tales in Mark Haddon’s lyrical and uncompromising new collection take many forms—Victorian adventure story, science fiction, morality tale, contemporary realism—but they all showcase his virtuoso gifts as a stylist and the deep well of empathy that made his three bestselling novels so compelling. The characters here are often isolated physically or estranged from their families, yet they yearn for connection. In aggregate the stories become a meditation on the essential aloneness of the human condition but also on the connections, however tenuous and imperfect, that link people to one another. In the title story, an unnamed narrator describes with cool precision a catastrophe that strikes a seaside town, both tearing lives apart and bringing them together. In the prizewinning story “The Gun,” a boy’s life is marked by the afternoon he encounters a semiautomatic pistol belonging to his friend’s older brother; in “The Island,” a Greek princess is abandoned on an island by her abductor; in “The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear,” a group of adventurers travel deep into the Amazonian jungle but discover the gravest danger lurking among their own number; and in “The Woodpecker and the Wolf,” a woman wonders whether she has chosen to travel to Mars only to escape the entanglement of human relationships back here on Earth. Drawing inventively from history, myth, folktales, and modern life, The Pier Falls showcases Haddon’s immense gifts of invention and penetrating insight.

Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark

By Georgina Stevens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Be The Change Books
  • Book Code : 9780995774568
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: finn-the-fortunate-tiger-shark.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark is a funny children's picture book about a popular little tiger shark, who gets into a spot of bother after mistakenly eating too much plastic in the ocean, but whose friends come up with an ingenious plan to help him and their reef. The book delivers a clear message to children on the impact of Ocean Plastic.

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 9780544340688
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: the-giver.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

Boom

By Mark Haddon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Book Code : 9780307374493
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: boom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the moment that Jimbo and his best friend Charlie bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know that nothing is as it seems. But what does "spudvetch" mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluroscent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps the teachers are bank robbers speaking in code; perhaps they're spies, or aliens. Whatever they are, Jimbo and Charlie know that there is a big adventure on its way: a nuclear-powered, one-hundred-tonne one, with reclining seats and a buffet car. And as it gains speed and begins to spin out of control, it can only end one way — with a BOOM!

Freddy and Fredericka

By Mark Helprin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 9781101201176
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: freddy-and-fredericka.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times bestseller by Mark Helprin, author of Winter's Tale, which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connelly “Freddy and Fredericka is a vast, sprawling book of Homeric proportions and design in which Helprin exploits to the fullest his powers of invention as well as a lesser known talent for comedy.” —Bookreporter.com Mark Helprin’s legions of devoted readers cherish his timeless novels and short stories, which are uplifting in their conviction of the goodness and resilience of the human spirit. Freddy and Fredericka—a brilliantly refashioned fairy tale and a magnificently funny farce—only seems like a radical departure of form, for behind the laughter, Helprin speaks of leaps of faith and second chances, courage and the primacy of love. Helprin’s latest work, an extraordinarily funny allegory about a most peculiar British royal family, is immensely mocking of contemporary monarchy and yet deeply sympathetic to the individuals caught in its lonely absurdities.