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  • ISBN 0743231406
  • ISBN13 978-0743231404
  • Language English
  • Author Neil Cross
  • Publisher Scribner (February 7, 2005)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats doc azw lrf mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1762 kb
  • Size Fb2 1480 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 757

An uncompromizing exploration of the lengths to which a father will go to protect his son.

New deals hatch every day. Always the Sun. Neil Cross. For Nadya, Ethan and Finn-. Using his copy of the Sun for an umbrella, the estate agent hurried to the front door. Huddled into their jackets, Sam and Jamie followed. Junk mail was piled behind the front door.

New deals hatch every day. to whom this book is a kind of promise. 1. Sam steered the dirty-white hire van to the nearside kerb and killed the engine.

Neil Cross's Always the Sun is a thriller about bullying that gets mired in useless detail, says Harry Ritchie. The style is a bit of a puzzler too, as Cross relies on a simple, straightforward prose that constantly flirts with the banal. She rooted round in her bag and took out her cigarettes. She put one in the corner of her mouth and lit it with a disposable Bi.

Praise for Always the Sun: ‘Brilliantly and sympathetically written, it will . Neil Cross is the creator and sole writer of the critically acclaimed BBC America crime series Luther

Praise for Always the Sun: ‘Brilliantly and sympathetically written, it will strike cold fear into the heart of every parent' Daily Mail 'The stripped-down prose of Neil Cross is at once masterly, authoritative and tender throughout this superb and difficult novel. This book reminds me of those films about a family on vacation out west with a car full of nasties hounding them. You know it is not going to end well. In Always the Sun the tension builds so slowly. Neil Cross is the creator and sole writer of the critically acclaimed BBC America crime series Luther. In 2011, Cross was awarded the Edgar Award for Best Teleplay for episode one of Luther.

As the day approached, Sam grew more nervous on his behalf. He remembered his own first day at the same school. He remembered his own first day at the same school e felt a kind of pity, a strange desire to reach back through time and comfort himself. And of course, he had Mel, his big sister

Always the Sun finds one man pushed past his limit, walking a wobbly line between safeguarding and carnage. While mourning the death of his wife and chasing away the darkness with a bottle, widower Sam looks for a fresh start

Always the Sun finds one man pushed past his limit, walking a wobbly line between safeguarding and carnage. While mourning the death of his wife and chasing away the darkness with a bottle, widower Sam looks for a fresh start. Dragging his frail thirteen-year-old son, Jamie, with him, Sam abandons their life in Hackney to return to his hometown. On the outside, things appear to be improving: Sam finds a job as a nurse at a local psychiatric hospital, his older sister continues to offer whatever emotional support she can, and Jamie enrolls at Churchill Comprehensive.

I've read Neil Cross before and found him to be an excellent author who weaves a compelling tale

I've read Neil Cross before and found him to be an excellent author who weaves a compelling tale. This was one of his earlier novels but very powerful, and indeed a tale with a message - a clear message. Startling in it's content, it's not a happy-clappy story of good luck and redemption, in reality it's quite the opposite.

Neil Cross is the author of several novels including Always the Sun and Burial, as well as the bestselling memoir Heartland. He has been lead scriptwriter for the two most recent seasons of the acclaimed BBC spy drama series Spooks and continues to write widely for the screen.

Always the Sun is one of Neil Cross’s famous books. It is first published in Great Britain by Scribner last 2004. Neil Cross was born in Bristol in 1969, His other novels are Burial, Captured, Holloway Falls, Christendom, and Mr. In-between. He lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons. Always the Sun is a great novel that talks about a typical yet wonderful relationship between a father and his son. To tell shortly its plot or its main story, it started with Sam who had his wife dead, decided to move back to his hometown with his son Jamie

I was gripped up by the story of a father's attempts to deal with the boy who is bulying his son. Vey good on the detail of everyday life, as well as the grim and gritty scenes

I was gripped up by the story of a father's attempts to deal with the boy who is bulying his son. Vey good on the detail of everyday life, as well as the grim and gritty scenes. Makes you wonder how far you would go to protect someone you care about. In the meantime, if you know any books with non-binary main characters you think we should include, please let us know. Success against the odds.

Neil Cross (born 9 February 1969) is a British novelist and scriptwriter, best known as the creator of the drama series Luther and Hard Sun. Cross was born in Bristol on 9 February 1969. He graduated from the University of Leeds in 1994 with a degree in English and Theology. His initial career was solely as a novelist, beginning with Mr In-Between, which was published in 1998 (and adapted into a film in 2001).

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Quamar
This looked like it would be a good book when I read the blurb on the back about a kid being bullied and the father going to extreme lengths to stop it. Unfortunately the kid being bullied/stopping it part of the plot is a very minor part of the whole storyline. The majority of the story revolves around Sam, a very stupid and selfish man having to deal with the consequences of his actions by digging himself in deeper rather than just following a clear path out of it. Sam the father seems to have blinders on the whole story, any normal person would have seen the entire situation for what it was early on. The other main problem is the story is written in a poor writer style Sam said this, Jamie said this, Sam walked over here and so on style rather than through the eyes of one or more characters.

Basic plot is Sam a man who recently lost his wife, along with his 13 year old son Jamie, decide to move from London to a bigger cheaper house in an English country town where Sam grew up. Jamie only agrees to the new house if he can have the master room. Sam being a spineless father with no parenting skills does this, along with whatever else Jamie insists on. Sam has no control of Jamie at all, Jamie only listens to his aunt and basically treats his father like dirt. Jamie also doesn't like going to school, so when Sam is told his son will be kicked out but hey, maybe its not all his fault, Sam should maybe ask him about this other kid at school, Sam jumps into cotton wool parent mode. Stupidly he decides to confront the father at his workplace telling him to bring his brat into line. Understandably the father isn't impressed and tells him so, Sam then decides to have a go at the bully in a pub toilet which is where the situation escalates into Sam's vendetta in his son's name against this well liked town family.

It's not just Sam however who is a weak character, so is his son Jamie. You can understand why this kid had no friends at school (when he decided to go that is) and became a target for the bully. In fact he shows later when out riding his bike and encountering the bully's brother that he is in fact just as big a bully as the bully (although he does get his comeuppance from that victim's best friend) when given the opportunity. This is where the story gets so ridiculous, the father now should know what his son is, so why he would go down the ridiculous angle he did, plus it was pretty obvious from that encounter that the bullying would have been pretty much over anyway as Jamie had been more humiliated by his own actions than anything the bully could do at school. Of course though the father's got to keep igniting the fire.

The only redeeming thing for the storyline which lifts my rating slightly is the ending. Justice prevailed in the end with everyone getting exactly what they deserved as a result of their actions.

And what's with the title, is it a typo, is Sun supposed to be Son? Got nothing to do with the big ball of fire in space throughout the entire novel.
Celace
This book has some very fine writing in it. Its inclusion on the Booker Award's long list is verification of that. However, while the character of Sam, the father, is examined in detail, his son Jamie is a cypher and by the end is even more elusive. Motivations which drive the action are hazy, making the plot spin off its center. People acting against their type need more clarification. Rare flashes of humor appear, usually involving peripheral action as central theme is grim. I liked it, would recommend it, but still cannot give it a higher rating because of the inconsistency.
Original
Mr Cross's novel inflicts on the reader a dreary litany of scenes in which people dress, eat, watch TV, smoke, drink wine or beer and utter the blandest of banalities of which the following quotation is quite representative: "People are freaked out by a train crash, which is a rare occurrence and unlikely to happen again any time soon. More people die every day on British roads than die annually on the railways. But rail crashes are newsworthy. After a crash, nervous passengers take to the roads. The roads are a great deal more dangerous than railways. And the more congested the roads are, the more dangerous they are. Simple really."

One example of the many enlightening passages in this novel...
Mopimicr
Have liked Neil Cross's previous work, buried particualrly but found this one too slow and didn't pass my 100 page test!!