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No Limits (Brutal Master rTion This book was well written and I feel mean giving it two stars but I just didn t get the point of it I love tangents long books slow books meandering books but this I m no thief but am doing a cut and paste job with Frank seview because he hit on what I can t articulate I ve just got tumbleweeds blowing around the following phrases did I miss something Meh what was the deal with the beetroot pasta I was waiting for there To Be A Big be a big and there Wasn T Is This t is this kind of obliue ennui humour that I don t get Jon Canter kind of obliue ennui humour that I don t get Jon Canter once primary LOLz writer f I like Jon Canter He s erudite and witty and writes about educated middle class folk and their little foibles and problems as well as anyone And this story about a mid 30s couple who emigrate to the country leaving behind their Big City lives is entertaining and highly Liar, Liar readable Canter avoids the obvious pitfall of characterising country folk as bumpkins albeit he introduces us to only a handful and paints an accurate picture of the upsides and downsides of living in tiny communities surrounded by fields But the book s central themeather than displacement is friendship specifically the one forged between the couple and their new neighbour a stately intelligent beautiful single woman with whom they fall in love singly and jointly albeit platonically The frisson of a new alliance between like minded people the. Her uncompromising nature On weekday nights in sleepy Worth with nothing to do the trio's pastime is each other A delightful friendship ensues But there are things to Catherine that don't add up Topics avoided uestions unanswered She describes a manipulative but never seen sister who she says is making her life hell Richard and Sarah offer advice as best they can but they are starting to feel uneasy The Essays One rural idyll. Neighbour isefreshingly normal funny and switched on an educated urbanite who apparently shares an almost identical outlook on life and its subseuent peaks and troughs is well drawn The friendship falters as a blind date arranged by the couple goes nowhere unpalatable discoveries are made about each other offences given and taken apologies made and accepted all very believable and ecognisableFor me though the City couple fail to ignite They are dull and uninteresting it is the neighbour who is the unknown uantity the potentially colourful central player who Is The Unknown Uantity the unknown uantity potentially colourful central player this is told from the male protagonist s perspective so we only see her from his POV and thus we don t see enough The other issue is that the narrative voice is Canter s azor sharp funny clued up whereas the protagonist is supposed to be a bit of a twit an unsuccessful animator who constantly owns up to his own faults who can t help putting his foot in his mouth who is cowed by the intelligence of others Canter can t help imbuing the character with his own intelligence which makes his fumblings and faux pas less believableAll in all though a fun ead Wasn

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uite sure the structure of this story but I laughed out loud multiple times for its portrayal of friendship between adult women A clever author but I didn t enjoy this novel Didn t like the characters I managed to finish it and was glad when I had. Is beginning to fade With Richard struggling to find work Sarah who's pregnant takes a job with a woman she meets at a conference a connection that draws the couple deeper into the life of their neighbor far deeper than they could ever have imagined Worth is about friendship family and the perils of loving your neighbor It is a fast paced wildly entertaining and blackly comic new novel from the inimitable Jon Cant. ,

Worth by Jon CanterVery wittily written original and kept me amused until the twist near the end Very well written and with interesting passages but in the end I wondered why this story needed to be told to me Either I expected some ironic eversal or undercutting of the protagonist that just didn t come or it was there and I failed to see it Only got as far as the first chapter decided it eally wasn t my cup of
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took it to the library next day Canter can certainly write and create lively dialogue and entertaining scenes But in Worth he doesn t eally create a Coherent Novel It As If He Started novel It as if he started day 1 of writing having fun with his lead character and then kept writing either until he was bored or until he had completed the euisite number of words The Graeco-Egyptian Magick result is enjoyable enough but ultimatelyather unsatisfying I ead this book as it was ecommended as an East Anglian story I liked the core of the story a London couple move to Suffolk and find themselves drawn into the life of their neighbour Catherine but I wish the book had focussed entirely on that The first section could have been much shorter I was also expecting some sinister plot twist and was disappointed when it didn t eventuate The main characters witty but brutally honest observations eminded me of Larry David This story was very cute gave me a few chuckles and had a surprise twist at the end Enjoyable fic. Richard and Sarah meet in London fall in love and after some complications marry To escape the at ace and their ex partners they decide to move to the countryside and buy a cottage in the pretty Suffolk village of Worth At first they struggle to find friends but then they meet Catherine who's ecently moved into the cottage next door As a single woman she admires their love for each other As a couple they admire.