A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

Norfolk's Great Big Read


Lots of very contemporary themes – which are in the news today!  The young Muslim man struggling with his cultural identity and who becomes involved in a bombing plot; the neglected teenager who ends up having a psychotic attack after smoking too much skunk; the schizophrenic brother; horrible reality tv shows; escape from reality in online games etc.

Thread that runs throughout is ‘what is reality?’

The mental health theme also appears in Englby – which I liked better than this book.  I’ve now read several Sebastian Faulk’s books, but not perhaps his most famous Birdsong and I do like his style of writing.


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