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[Epub] Soft By Rupert Thomson – Nature-explore.eu

Soft PDF Epub Soft By Rupert Thomson Contra Saustall.eu At First Glance, The Thrillers Of British Author Rupert Thomson Seem To Have Nothing In Common Except The Expansiveness Of His Imagination And The Lucid Radiance Of His Writing Air Fire Is About A Group Of French People Sent To California At The End Of The 19th Century To Build A Church The Insult Is About A Man Blinded By A Robber In A Supermarket Parking Lot Who Discovers One Night That Because Of A Bizarre Experiment He Can See Again Thomson S Latest Finds Three Very Different Characters An Aimless Waitress, A Reluctant Hit Man, And An Ambitious Young Marketing Executive Linked By The Sudden Success Of A New Soft Drink But A Closer Look Confirms The Feeling That Softcontinues The Author S Fascination With The Way Science Can Bend And Shape The Destinies Of All Sorts Of Nonscientific People Certainly Glade Spencer, The Flaky Young Woman Who Flies Off Periodically For Unpleasant Encounters With Her American Lawyer Boyfriend, Has No Idea When She Signs Up For A Sleep Clinic To Earn Some Extra Cash That The Soda Slogans Planted In Her Brain Could Cause Her Death Barker Dodds, The Nightclub Bouncer From Plymouth, Doesn T Know Why He S Being Paid To Kill Glade And James Lyle, The Striving Marketer Who Thought Up The Brainwashing Scheme In The First Place, Is Deliberately Out Of The Loop About Its Consequences All Three Are So Perfectly Drawn That You D Recognize Them On The Street, And The Way Thomson Describes Their Quirky, Weirdly Decorated Flats And Lifestyles Captures The Flickering Pulse Of London With Uncanny AccuracyDick Adler

[Epub] Soft  By Rupert Thomson – Nature-explore.eu
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Soft
  • Rupert Thomson
  • 11 May 2018
  • 2253153184

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] Soft By Rupert Thomson – Nature-explore.eu


  1. says:

    Soft is a novel which doesn t have a clear idea what it wants to be Is it contemporary noir, focused on shady characters in the underbelly of London An expose of the equally shady side of contemporary advertising industry Or simply a book about three different people, all living different existences until one day their lives come together The truth is somewhere inbetween Soft tries to combine all three elements into a cohesive whole, but ends up like most of its ambitious predecessors did Soft is a novel which doesn t have a clear idea what it wants to be Is it contemporary noir, focused on shady characters in the underbelly of London An expose of the equally shady side of contemporary advertising industry Or simply a book about three different people, all living different existences until one day their lives come together The truth is somewhere inbetween Soft tries to combine all three elements into a cohesive whole, but ends up like most of its ambitious predecessors did with a whole lot of ideas and themes, but not really diving deep into any of them Thomson s characters come from very different backgrounds he s at his best when writing about Barker Dodds, a former bouncer from Plymouth now trying to make it in London Thomson s clearly familiar both with the job and surrounding, and Barker s sections echo the London novels of Martin Amis not entirely a bad thing He s much weaker when it comes to Glade Spencer, an aimless drifter caught between her...


  2. says:

    Soft has the most misleading blurb and design I ve ever encountered This month at least let time corrupt Packaged as an edgy Palahniuk style assault on evil capitalist pigs, the blurb tells us of the most marginal protagonist in the story, marketing whizz Jimmy who devises a subliminal ad campaign based on brainwashing experiments Wellno.In actual fact, this is a book about relationships It just happens to bring the three protagonists together via a subplot about an evil fizzy pop Soft has the most misleading blurb and design I ve ever encountered This month at least let time corrupt Packaged as an edgy Palahniuk style assault on evil capitalist pigs, the blurb tells us of the most marginal protagonist in the story, marketing whizz Jimmy who devises a subliminal ...


  3. says:

    softdrinksand complicated interpersonal relationships.rupert thomson, one of my very favorite authors plus adds life


  4. says:

    I didn t actually finish this book I read most of it, and it was OK, and I had about 50 pages to go I wasn t inspired by it, so I figured I d knock those off that evening and start something else Sadly, at the end of a long train journey that evening, the 13th September 2009, I set it down on the concrete outside Andover train station and must have forgotten to pick it up when my lift arrived.That was a little disappointing, but not very, which is really as good a verdict on the book as I can I didn t actually finish this book I read most of it, and it was OK, and I had about 50 pages to go I wasn t inspired by it, so I figured I d knock those off that evening and start something else Sadly, at the end of a long train journey that evening, the 13th September 2009, I set it down on the concrete outside Andover train station and must have forgotten to pick it up when my lift arrived.That was a little disappointing, but not very, which is really as good a verdict on the book as I can give It didn t impress me but it was just fine Thomson is a decent writer and his style fits nicely into the late 90s Soft is hugely anachronistic, in fact, but not in a good way Its big premise, that a group of people could be subconsciously programmed to become living adver...


  5. says:

    I do love a good noir, and the Goodreads algorithm recommended this one Bad decision.The premise was daft, the dame flaky and I was bored to tears by filler prose Barker began to sing Hotel California under his breath He had no idea why that particular song had come to mind unless perhaps he d heard it on the radio that morning while he was waiting for his saucepan of water to boil On a dark desert highway Cool wind in your hair He had t...


  6. says:

    Three people, three different backgrounds and lifestyles, one soft drink It s a thriller, and so well written This book flew by, because the writing was crisp, but not spare, the characters not at all stereotypical there s plenty of backstory.But what I liked most was the choices Rupert Thomson makes in his descriptions he doesn t show you everything, only just enough so the reader has to do a bit of work.This book s well worth your time, if you like a literate and somewhat scathing noiris Three people, three different backgrounds and lifestyles, one soft drink It s a thriller, and so well written This book flew by, because the writing was crisp, but not spare, the characters not at all stereotypical there s plenty of backstory.But what I liked most was the choices Rupert Thomson makes in his descriptions he doesn t show you everything, only just...


  7. says:

    this was a really interesting look at the world of advertising taken to the nth degree really compelling and genuinely gets you on the edge of your seat you care about the characters contained within these pages a great read.


  8. says:

    nope, not for me.Two stars for intermittent clever phrasing and vivid imagery, but not a satisfying or pleasing read Promising start, then pace drops off with choppy plotting Initially engaging story threads peter out Glade s job boyfriend, Barker s girlfriends and restart in a new place but pe...


  9. says:

    Classic RT Powers around us that we don t see.


  10. says:

    I wasn t a fan of this book, at all I didn t get the first 50 sides and when I started to understand the book it still didn t catch me I can see that some people like it though, it has it s certain way of describing and telling the story Some people also like the dark and sad touch, but I don t.

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