A Spot of Bother, is a novel that paints an entertaining picture of an unhappy English family whose bonds are continually expanded and retracted like a tired rubber band. While Haddon’s previous novel, 2004’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, centered on the journey of a single character, here he expands his narrative points of view to encompass every member of the Hall family.
This is one of the most touching books I had ever read. At first, it was kind of boring; to the point that I stopped reading it on page 164 continued reading again on the next 5 months. The book is jam-packed with problems of the Hall family. First off with the delusional father, who is afraid of dying; with the mother who has a secret affair with her husbands former colleague; their eldest daughter and her son, trying to figure out if the new guy will be right for them; and with the sons difficulty of accepting if his family would welcome his boyfriend.The story then unfolds unto how every member of the family helped together on how to solve each of everybody’s problems. It’s terrific.
It’s rather hard to follow at first, but more and more hilarious as it proceeds. A lot of fun, at least.
I googled about this movie, and I stumbled with a Movie Poster of it, foreign flick, I think.