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Diary of a Small Fish (English Edition) Kindle版
- ASIN : B005Q33C1K
- 発売日 : 2013/12/13
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 809 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 392ページ
The book is very hard to fit snugly into a specific genre. The main focus of the storyline is centred around the political machinations of lobbyists. The question of when is an invite, having dinner together or picking up the tab a bribe. How do you discern between favour and coincidence?
Intertwined into the world of political roulette is a man who yearns for lost moments in time, both with his parents and ex-wife. His romantic relationship develops at a slow pace and never overshadows the main plot, as secondary storylines often do.
It takes a big person to question the validity of his own actions and ask that his friends do the same to his face. The reader is invited to query the morality and ethical dilemma that ensues in these political environments.
It is hard to explain exactly why this is such a great read. It doesn't adhere or conform to the usual book ingredients, there are no super extreme situations or attempts at world domination.
Instead it just simply 'is'.
The writing is superb. Finishing the book the reader is left feeling as if they have just enjoyed a fine wine, an illegal cigar and all whilst sitting comfortably in the safe confines of their favourite armchair wearing a pair of fluffy slippers.
It is a cleverly executed comfortable fit.
However, the narrator / protagonist gets a few hits along the way including being tried as a federal felon for simply doing business as usual. As the course of the legal story moves on, he acquires a rather bizarre girlfriend and must call on people from his former life as a legislator to get him out.
This is what made the story for me. The evolution of a character that I cared nothing about into one who I was rooting for as the trial came to a head. We get introduced to a rather large ensemble that are interesting and worth the time getting to know them. Then his ex-wife comes back on the scene but in an unexpected way with an unexpected settlement to her arc.
Overall, a nicely paced legal thriller with plenty of twists and turns along the way.