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A Week in December
by Sebastian Faulks | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wyldetwo of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 1/28/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wyldetwo from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on skunk and reality TV; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop.

With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life. Greed, the dehumanising effects of the electronic age and the fragmentation of society are some of the themes dealt with in this savagely humorous book. The writing on the wall appears in letters ten feet high, but the characters refuse to see it - and party on as though tomorrow is a dream.

Sebastian Faulks probes not only the self-deceptions of this intensely realised group of people, but their hopes and loves as well. As the novel moves to its gripping climax, they are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. 


Journal Entry 2 by wyldetwo at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/28/2012 UTC) at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Bringing to this afternoon's meet-up at UCC, Church St. If not taken by another attendee this will probably end up on the bookshelf upstairs.

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Journal Entry 3 by Katweeble at Wolverhampton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Picked up at the Birmingham meet - on the recommendation of the others 


Journal Entry 4 by Katweeble at Java Lounge, Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Released 1 yr ago (11/28/2015 UTC) at Java Lounge, Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Taking to my first Birmingham Bookcrossing meeting In some time 


Journal Entry 5 by Katweeble at Forest Cafe OBCZ in Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Released 1 yr ago (11/29/2015 UTC) at Forest Cafe OBCZ in Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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Re releasing at the cafe  


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