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A Week in December
by Sebastian Faulks | Literature & Fiction
Registered by marijketje of Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on 11/26/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by marijketje from Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Friday, November 26, 2010

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London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow 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, a student 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.
 


Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Sunday, January 16, 2011

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What a lovely surprise to return from the UK recently and find not only a Bookring title from you Marijketie but this extra surprise RABCK title from my wishlist. Thankyou so much, I will make sure it keeps travelling in the spirit of BC once I have read. 


Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Thursday, June 16, 2011

7 out of 10

This is the eighth and most recent novel that Sebastian Faulks has had published and differs from his normal style as it is the first one set totally in the present day. It is therefore impossible I feel to praise or criticise in comparison to his other novels. It stands alone as a contemporary novel from this diverse author of literary fiction and is a very interesting study on modern day life. Themes we have all been affected by in recent years terrorism, banking and greed.
Set in London,over a period of just the seven days in the week before Christmas, following the lives of seven protagonists. What a motley collection of characters they are a hedge fund manager, a Polish professional footballer, a young lawyer, a student, a journalist book-reviewer, a schoolboy and a Tube train driver. The latter whose Circle Line train joins these characters lives together. The novel is a complex study of modern urban life and the reader is able to see the effects of society on these characters long before they can.
In the end though they are all forced to accept the reality of the world we live in.
A Week In December is both a humorous and frighteningly realistic portrayal of the modern day world.


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Journal Entry 4 by LindyLouMac at Premier Inn in Salisbury, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/21/2011 UTC) at Premier Inn in Salisbury, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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