Author: Mark Haddon
I would think that things would be a lot easier if you were losing your marbles, However, theyâ€™re not going all that well for George. George is older, retired and lives a proper life with his wife Jean, in England; until he discovers a mysterious lesion on his hip. Begin downward spiral.Â Terrified itâ€™s cancer and heâ€™s dying he tries to ignore it. Â Enter Katie â€“ the daughter, she announces sheâ€™s getting married to Ray someone deemed wholly inappropriate for her by her parents, after all she had been through this once before with disastrous results ,except for her son, Jacob. Â Time to throw in the gay son, Jamie, Â with commitment issues and his â€œboyfriendâ€ Tony â€“ who break up because Jamie didnâ€™t want to take Tony to the wedding. Sprinkle in some adultery and self-mutilation and BAM, youâ€™ve got yourself A Spot of Bother. If you ever though that youâ€™re family had issues you definitely should read this book. It will put your life in perspective by comparison. Â Mark Haddon weaves and incredibly funny tail of a downward spiral of a man trying to (as the book jacket says) politely go insane.