EBOOK FREE [Worth By Jon Canter] author Jon Canter
And uninteresting it is the neighbour who is the unknown uantity the potentially colourful central player But this is told from the male protagonist s perspective unknown uantity the potentially colourful central player But this is told from the male protagonist s perspective we only see her from his POV and thus we don t see enough The other issue is that the narrative voice is Canter s razor sharp funny clued up whereas the protagonist is supposed to be a bit of a twit an unsuccessful animator who constantly owns up to his own faults who can t help putting his foot in his mouth who is cowed by the intelligence putting his foot in his mouth who is cowed by the intelligence others Canter can t help imbuing the character with his own intelligence which MAKES HIS FUMBLINGS AND FAUX PAS his fumblings and faux pas believableAll in all though a fun read Wasn t uite sure about the structure of this story but I aughed out Gendered Citizenships loud multiple times for its portrayal of friendship between adult women A clever author but I didn t enjoy this novel Didn tike the characters I managed to finish it and was glad when I had Very wittily written original and kept me amused until the twist near the end Very well written and with interesting passages but in the end I wondered why this story needed to be told to me Either I expected some ironic reversal or undercutting of the protagonist that just didn t come or it was there and I failed to see it Only got as far as the first chapter decided it really wasn t my cup of tea took it back to the ibrary next day. Is beginning to fade With Richard struggling to find work Sarah who's pregnant takes a job with a woman she meets at a conference a connection that draws the couple deeper into the ife of their neighbor far deeper than they could ever have imagined Worth is about friendship family and the perils of oving your neighbor It is a fast paced wildly entertaining and blackly comic new novel from the inimitable Jon Cant.
SUMMARY Worth By Jon CanterCanter can certainly write and create LIVELY DIALOGUE AND ENTERTAINING SCENES BUT dialogue and entertaining scenes But Worth he doesn t really create a coherent novel It as if he started on day 1 of writing having fun with his Alchemic lead character and then kept writing either until he was bored or until he had completed the reuisite number of words The result is enjoyable enough but ultimately rather unsatisfying I read this book as it was recommended as an East Anglian story Iiked the core of the story a London couple move to Suffolk and find themselves drawn into the We Sell Drugs life of their neighbour Catherine but I wish the book had focussed entirely on that The first section could have been much shorter I was also expecting some sinister plot twist and was disappointed when it didn t eventuate The main characters witty but brutally honest observations reminded me of Larry David This story was very cute gave me a few chuckles and had a surprise twist at the end Enjoyable fiction This book was well written and I feel mean giving it two stars but I just didn t get the point of it Iove tangents ong books slow books meandering books but this I m no thief but am doing a cut and paste job with Frank s review
BECAUSE HE HIT ON WHAT Ihe hit on what I t articulate I ve just got tumbleweeds blowing around the following phrases did I miss something Meh what was the deal with the beetroot pasta I was waiting fo. Richard and Sarah meet in London fall in ove and after some complications marry To escape the rat race and their ex partners they decide to move to the countryside and buy a cottage in the pretty Suffolk village of Worth At first they struggle to find friends but then they meet Catherine who's recently moved into the cottage next door As a single woman she admires their Literature of Africa love for each other As a couple they admire. R there to be a big thing and there wasn t is this some kind of obliue ennui humour that I d Iike Jon Canter He s erudite and witty and writes about educated middle folk And Their Little Foibles And Problems As their ittle foibles and problems as as anyone And this story about a 30s couple who foibles and problems as well as anyone And this story about a mid 30s couple who to the country eaving behind their Big City Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature lives is entertaining and highly readable Canter avoids the obvious pitfall of characterising country folk as bumpkins albeit he introduces us to only a handful and paints an accurate picture of the upsides and downsides ofiving in tiny communities surrounded by fields But the book s central theme rather than displacement is friendship specifically the one forged between the couple and their new neighbour a stately intelligent beautiful single woman with whom they fall in Rebuilding love singly and jointly albeit platonically The frisson of a new alliance betweenike minded people the neighbour is refreshingly normal funny and switched on an educated urbanite who apparently shares an almost identical outlook on ife and its subseuent peaks and troughs is well drawn The friendship falters as a blind date arranged by the couple goes nowhere unpalatable discoveries are made about each other offences given and taken apologies made and accepted all very believable and recognisableFor me though the City couple fail to ignite They are dull. Her uncompromising nature On weekday nights in sleepy Worth with nothing to do the trio's pastime is each other A delightful friendship ensues But there are things to Catherine that don't add up Topics avoided uestions unanswered She describes a manipulative but never seen sister who she says is making her ife hell Richard and Sarah offer advice as best they can but they are starting to feel uneasy The rural idyll.