A Week in December

A Week in December – Sebastian Faulks (Hutchinson 2009)

I like Sebastian Faulks’ novels, they are beautifully written, and this one is especially well-observed. The snapshot of a week of London life provides a superb chronicle of our times – the good and the (mostly) bad. Faulks cleverly illustrates society’s unhealthy obsession with money and celebrity, set in the run-up to the financial crisis in 2008. Highly recommended.