Sebastian Faulks - A Week in December

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  • Sebastian Faulks is no Dickens, but worth a read

    May 24, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some characters and stories are interesting. Some good satire. Well written and researched.
    Cons: Others are dull and heavy-handed. Pacing is uneven. Less profound than it would like.

    Summary: Seven characters in seven days. It’s a fun premise, and alongside fond memories of Faulks’ Birdsong, and the fact I hadn’t read any non-fantasy fiction in a while, it’s the main reason A Week in December caught my eye. ... read more

  • Faulks Crashes Like the Markets

    Jan 21, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Occasional glimpses of why Faulks is usually great
    Cons: Horrible characters, cringe - making ficititious versions of real life things

    Summary: Apart from his recent appearance as the reincarnation of Ian Fleming, I devour the novels of Sebastian Faulks with relish, and saved the reading of his most recent to appear in paperback, “A Week in December”, to coincide with a trip to the ... read more

  • Breathtaking Read

    Dec 19, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: superb characters, wide-ranging story, great suspense
    Cons: I didn't find any cons.

    Summary: Having never read anything by Sebastian Faulks before, I was surprised to find myself sailing through A Week in December’s 518 pages at a rate of knots.   Faulks is a wonderful writer with a sharp use of language, and an ability to ... read more

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