It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but - as gradually becomes clear - ultimately intricately related. The anti-hero, John Veals, is a shadily successful and boundlessly ambitious Dickensian figure who is trading billions, and other characters include a teenage Muslim fanatic, a Polish footballer, a female tube driver, a literary critic, a care worker, and a chutney tycoon.
As the story builds to its climax, Faulks pulls together powerful ideas about family, money, religion, and the way we live now.
©2009 Sebastian Faulks; (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks
Enjoyed the well created characters and their thoughts and feelings. And not the least how they cross each others lives, very clever.
Noticed too late that I had gotten the abridged version and saw the original wasn't available. Can't stop wondering how that would have been though and what they have cut out.
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