Sharp, tender and funny, Lisa Owen's brilliantly observed debut Not Working is the story of a life unravelling and a novel that asks the questions we've never dared to say out loud.
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By Victoria on 05-05-16
I LOVED this- though it will annoy some people!
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This book perfectly captures the middle class urban late twenties to thirties (of which I am regrettably one) who feel entitled to a greater purpose than they find in 9-5 and who whinge hopelessly about meaning and calling. Do not listen to this if you are inclined to shout 'stop it and grow up' at these people. Do listen if any of this rings a bell. This book made me howl with laughter throughout as so many elements of my life and my friends lives were laid bear. Stunningly observed. I also loved the style which is fragmented scenes - some long and coherent some short sentences creating a portrait of modern life. This was well performed and I couldn't stop listening. It won't be everyone's cup of tea but for those who recognize Claire and her friends far too well for comfort, it will be an absolute joy.
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