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All Bones and Lies

by Anne Fine

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Omdat dit mijn 2e boek van Fine is, was ik voorbereid. Het is dus allemaal grappig bedoeld. Op mijn bibliotheekexemplaar staat op de rug zelfs een smiley. Ik vind het niet zo grappig en ik vond het eindeloos duren, dit verhaal over een Joris Goedbloed van achter in de 30 die zich door zijn onmogelijke moeder dagelijks laat kwetsen en die naar vrouwen toe ongelooflijk verlegen is. Het komt allemaal wel goed, maar daarvoor moet er veel te veel onwaarschijnlijks uit de kast worden gehaald. Fantasie kan leuk zijn, maar hier werkt het verlammend. Voorlopig voor mij geen Anne Fine meer. En dan nog iets: ik meende dat ik redelijk engels las, maar ik heb met het proza van Fine beslist problemen. Er is iets raars met de stijl of de woordkeus. Of met mij. We passen niet bij elkaar, Fine en ik. ( )
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Colin stood in the kitchen doorway, wondering how others managed when it came to this.
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Colin is in many ways an ideal citizen, holding down a responsible job, taking care of his elderly mother, and trying to keep his family together. But no one in his life knows about his other—much more secret—life, that involves a garden shed, a circus acrobat, a much adored three-year-old charmer, and a certain Mr. Haksar's increasingly disquieting penchant for squabbling with his neighbors. What Colin doesn't know is that, thanks to a house insurance policy incorrectly filled in by his mother, his two lives are set to collide, and there is nothing he can do to stop them.

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GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. Colin is in many ways an ideal citizen. He holds down a responsible job for the council. He visits his aged mother Nora, shops for her, cooks for her, and listens to her grumbles. He also keeps in touch with his sister Dilys, long estranged from her mother, in a vain attempt to maintain family ties. But neither Dilys, Norah nor Colin's colleagues know about his other - much more secret - life that involves a garden shed, a circus acrobat, a much adored three-year-old charmer, and a certain Mr Haksar's increasingly disquieting penchant for squabbling with his neighbours. What Colin doesn't know is that, thanks to a house insurance policy incorrectly filled in by his mother, his two lives are set to collide, and there is nothing he can do to stop them. With her customary wit and perception, subtle yet razor sharp in her powers of observation, Anne Fine has produced another tour de force.… (more)

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