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Friday, 16 May 2014

The Sunshine Years by Afsaneh Knight

The Sunshine Years by Afsaneh Knight
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, what is the purpose of life?

Where is it going? Why are we here?

In some cases this book was quite deep and dark, delving into places that I never wanted to visit, after saying that, it was well written.

I received this book as a complimentary read via the post from Transworld books. It wouldn't have been my chosen choice. So no reflection on the author.




Do you ever wonder where your life is going? 
Do you worry that you might wake up in the morning and suddenly be old?

You are not alone.


Story (that's his name) can feel a middle-youth -- or is that middle-age? -- crisis coming on. He's got a great job, a great flat, and great mates: Mac, who is obsessed with biscuits; JP, who never says anything if it's nice; Cannie, whose only admirer is the bird that lives outside her window; and Vincent, who has finally proposed to his girlfriend after nineteen years. But alongside the drinks and the kicks, Story is beginning to ask: what has any of them actually done? And why is time passing like sand in a sieve?

Is it possible to turn life around? Life is just life, right? And change is a gasping and slippery fish.

Afsaneh Knight's portrait of ageing Generation X-ers is funny, compassionate and unsparing. We're under her microscope, and while you might squirm, she'll have you laughing, crying, and caught


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