Laughter. Readers who appreciate fine wit and a good poking at contemporary life should consider reading Sebastian Faulks’ A Week in December. I’ve had this novel sitting around for eighteen months and had set it aside at page 100 about a year ago. I finished it recently, and am glad I did. Faulks assembles a diverse cast of characters including a hedge fund manager, a home grown terrorist, an underemployed lawyer, a snarky book reviewer, and a tube train driver. In a city like London, these are our neighbors, those with whom we live in community. Needless to say, a lot can happen in a week. There’s enough about the financial crisis here to entertain business types who read some fiction but like to stay on a subject close to home.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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