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A Week in December
by Sebastian Faulks | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Cassiopaeia of Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on 3/7/2013
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Cassiopaeia from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, March 07, 2013

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From the back cover
London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven 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 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, and the group is forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. Sweeping, satirical, Dickensian in scope, A Week in December is a thrilling state of the nation novel from a master of literary fiction. 


Journal Entry 2 by Cassiopaeia at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, July 15, 2013

9 out of 10

Thoroughly enjoyed this read, what a collection of characters, interesting low key connections scattered about. Right on the nose with the hedge fund shenanigans, what a vile, manipulating man!  


Journal Entry 3 by Cassiopaeia at Camel & Artichoke - OBCZ in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/13/2013 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke - OBCZ in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Just about to start reading. Found in a pub in London and took in home to Motherwell, Scotland.
 


Journal Entry 5 by blueperky99 at Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, February 01, 2014

2 out of 10

Disappointing read as I have enjoyed Birdsong and Charlotte Grey but found this book to be pointless. I kept reading thinking it was building up to something but in the event nothing happens. Its just a description of daily lives over the course of a week which sometimes happen to cross over each other. The long descriptions of the financial dealings were especially boring as were the dips into online gaming and reality TV. zzzzzzzz

To be released to a charity shop soon.  


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