Book: A Spot of Bother

"A Spot of Bother" by Mark HaddonThis is a cross-post. How’s that for a disclaimer?

I wrote a guest-blog for “a book a day till i can stay” late last month, for reasons that are said here. And because of the reason for the call to guest-blog, I chose to read and write about Mark Haddon’s A Spot of Bother.

And here goes:

Are you familiar with the term “you can’t choose your family?” I am. And I am reminded of it every time I’m forced to attend dinners, parties, funerals–and the absolute worst: weddings.

(Just a reminder, happily married aunts and uncles, single people don’t like being reminded that they’re single. And for the record, having “you’ll find someone” said to you just makes the situation all the more sad.)

This, I think, is one of the reasons why I related so much to Mark Haddon’s A Spot of Bother, where everything starts falling apart for the Hall family when daughter Katie announces she’s marrying again–to a man no one thinks is right for her.

Read the rest at “a book a day till i can stay.”


6 thoughts on “Book: A Spot of Bother

  1. Borrowed this book in our library but wasn’t able to finish it. I’ve read Haddon’s other novel, though, and loved every bit of it. 🙂

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