Recommended by Simon:
Written as a collection of ostensibly short stories which give snapshots of the lives of nine men at varying stages of their lives. There are some surprises in store, as there are links between some of the characters in the stories, so this can be considered a novel.
The characters in the stories are quite diverse – from a seventeen year old travelling across Europe with a friend, to a journalist, an academic, and a suicidal billionaire. The final story is that of a seventy three year old coming to terms with his own mortality.
An interesting book which really struck a chord with this reader – unfortunately nearer number nine than number one!
Author: Szalay, David, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Vintage, Series: N/A, Publisher: Vintage Publishing, Published: 06/04/2017, Pagination: 448 pages, Classification: 21st century, Country of Publication: United Kingdom