Book Review


John Lanchester

The residents of Pepys Road, London – a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder – all receive an anonymous postcard with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Who is behind it? What do they want?
As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents’ lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year.

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Enjoyed it …
Found the ending rather tame ….
A good read ….
Found it clever how the author got into the characters thoughts…
Really got into it and the characters ….
An easy read and perhaps a good beach read …
A page turner ….
A good insight into living in certain parts of London ….
Sometimes got a bit confused with all the characters ….
Cared about the characters ….
Wanted to know what was going to happen ….
Suspense ….
Would like to read another of his novels …
Stars out of 5: 2×5, 2×4.5, 3×4, 1×2 = 4*