Book Review: Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / May 25, 2011

About: “Ordinary Thunderstorms” by William Boyd (website) is a fictional book with many themes. The book takes place in London and follows a man whose life turned upside down. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Ordinary Thunderstorms” to be given out– enter at the end of the post. 416 pages Publisher: Harper ISBN: 0061876747 My rating for Ordinary Thunderstorms – 5 Buy & Save on “Ordinary Thunderstorms” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon |Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK Thoughts: “Ordinary Thunderstorms” by William Boyd is an exploration of identity as well as a excursion into the not so touristic spots in London. This is an ambitious and well crafted novel where the quirkiness might not be necessary, but is welcomed. The narrative flows smoothly and the characters are engaging, one can’t help but notice that Boyd has some affection towards loveable, bumbling fools.  This is an intelligent, competent thriller which, surprisingly, moves at a leisurely pace between characters interweaving their stories in a cat-and-mouse game. There are many sub-plots which are all very interesting yet underdeveloped. There are houseboat residents, the lawless – inside, outside and above the law, underground subculture, the wealthy subculture and an…

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