Ordinary Thunderstorms Reviews
"....All this indicates that Boyd may need to narrow his focus in order to make his undoubted talents effective ... But it would be churlish to be entirely dismissive of the attempt. Boyd's thriller is by and large competent and eminently readable.... If he has not been completely successful, it is because he has found himself distracted by other ideas and possibilities. That seems too good a thing in a writer to wish away." - The Guardian (UK)
"Like many people, I enjoy a William Boyd novel, even, in this case, down to the creaky .... conclusion." - The Telegraph (UK)
"You convince yourself, for a while, that a clever post-modern spoof is under way. But this is a thriller pure and simple. ... The title, and Adam's profession of climatologist, seem to promise a tsunami of weather symbols [but] like so much in this book, it promises a lot more than it delivers." - The Independent (UK)
"At his best, Boyd has a finely tuned ear for the smallest details, such as the socially spot-on name of elite army officer Major Tim Delaporte. Ordinary Thunderstorms is such a peculiar blend of the convincing and unconvincing that its probably best enjoyed as a kind of black comedy." - The Times (UK)
"Boyd is from the same generation as Martin Amis, Julian Barnes and Ian McEwan and, as a literary technician and raconteur, he is at least their equal. All he has missed is a breakthrough book: this hugely enjoyable tour de force may just prove to be the novel that finally reveals the Scot to the wider audience he deserves." - The Scotsman
"Not just for thriller fans, this engaging blend of trickery, danger, and human eccentricity will appeal to readers who enjoy not only John Grisham but also John Irving." - Library Journal
"The disparate story lines eventually weave a competently plotted tale of corporate and criminal skullduggery that bows under the weight of improbable coincidences and stock characters." - Publishers Weekly
"Fine entertainment, and even finer as a thoughtful exploration of the intersections of different people in a modern metropolis." - Kirkus Reviews
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