Read Best Le solite sospetteAuthor John Niven – Albawater.co

Susan Frobisher e Julie Wickham si stanno avvicinando alla sessantina Vivono in un piccolo paesino del Dorset e sono amiche dai tempi della scuola Le solite sospette di John Niven un divertente romanzo che racconta in modo spietato come vogliamo essere e come siamo in realt In apparenza infatti Susan ha tutto una bellissima casa e un lungo matrimonio con Barry La vita non stata cos clemente con Julie, ma adesso, dopo diversi lavori fallimentari e pessime relazioni sentimentali lasciate alle spalle, ha trovato la sua stabilit vive in un grazioso appartamento e lavora in una casa di riposo per anziani Il mondo della splendida Susan viene per repentinamente messo sottosopra quando il suo amato Barry viene trovato morto in un appartamento segreto, o meglio, in una casa del sesso La donna viene cos tristemente a conoscenza della doppia vita del marito e si ritrova anche senza casa visto che l uomo era pieno di debiti e la banca decide di toglierle tutto Le due amiche per escogitano un piano e dopo aver conosciuto un vecchio gangster pronto ad aiutarle decidono di gabbare loro la banca Ma sar davvero cos facile come pensano Ad aiutarle un gruppo di vecchie e pazze amiche pronte a tutto, anche alla fuga, pur di fuggire dalla loro noiosa vita Le solite sospette di John Niven un romanzo sull amicizia, in tarda et , sulle donne della middle class inglese raccontate da uno dei pi divertenti autori britannici


10 thoughts on “Le solite sospette

  1. Lea Lea says:

    I am at the point in my life where I sometimes start to not finish books, even though it totally bugs me to do to so But when I ve read over 100 pages and actively dislike it and don t see it getting any better, what s the point I have read and enjoyed most of John Niven s books to different degrees, but this here is just a bad book It s not funny, it s not engaging It s silly in a bad way, superficial, going for shock factor but in a boring mild way I think I might have to go back and read I am at the point in my life where I sometimes start to not finish books, even though it totally bugs me to do to so But when I ve read over 100 pages and actively dislike it and don t see it getting any better, what s the point I have read and enjoyed most of John Niven s books to different degrees, but this here is just a bad book It s not funny, it s not engaging It s silly in a bad way, superficial, going for shock factor but in a boring mild way I think I might have to go back and read The Second Coming to see if it s me who s changed and not just John Niven becoming a super lazy author and or forgetting how to write


  2. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    Many moons ago I read Kill Your Friends and loved it In 2015, I caught up with most of the other books John Niven has written, and almost all are very enjoyable Consequently I was keen to read The Sunshine Cruise Company and had reasonably high expectations The Sunshine Cruise Company is an easy read that should keep you entertained and amused from the first page to the last It also contains one of the most memorable fictional deaths I have ever encountered John Niven almost always guarante Many moons ago I read Kill Your Friends and loved it In 2015, I caught up with most of the other books John Niven has written, and almost all are very enjoyable Consequently I was keen to read The Sunshine Cruise Company and had reasonably high expectations The Sunshine Cruise Company is an easy read that should keep you entertained and amused from the first page to the last It also contains one of the most memorable fictional deaths I have ever encountered John Niven almost always guarantees new and surprising set ups and so it is with The Sunshine Cruise Company Another welcome and unusual feature is that all the lead characters are smart, credible women, many of whom are facing old age As with other books by John Niven, if you dislike profanity and violence this is best avoided, if not, you re in for a treat Additionally if you prefer plausible plots and a degree of seriousness, again, look elsewhere Conversely, if you are happy to go along with unlikely bank robbers, hapless cops, women behaving badly, a fast moving plot, plenty of swearing, and a lot of lewd, broad, knockabout humour, then you should find much to enjoy here.4 5


  3. Bianca Bianca says:

    The Sunshine Cruise Company was an easy and enjoyable read I hadn t read the blurb, so I was completely taken by surprise.The main characters are four women Susan Frobisher, middle class sixty year old, stay at home wife her best friend, Julie, who s lead an adventurous life, but who now barely scrapes by, working as an aide in a nursing home where she meets another one of the protagonists, Ethel, overweight, wheel chair bound eighty something year old lady Another one of the characters is The Sunshine Cruise Company was an easy and enjoyable read I hadn t read the blurb, so I was completely taken by surprise.The main characters are four women Susan Frobisher, middle class sixty year old, stay at home wife her best friend, Julie, who s lead an adventurous life, but who now barely scrapes by, working as an aide in a nursing home where she meets another one of the protagonists, Ethel, overweight, wheel chair bound eighty something year old lady Another one of the characters is Jill, a Christian woman, who s very worried about her grandson who suffers from a debilitating life threatening condition.When Susan s husband dies unexpectedly, she s left with a multitude of debts and is about to lose her home So Susan and Julie decide that they ve got nothing to lose, so they might as well rob the local bank.They meet an old friend of Julie s who had robbed banks Then they co opt Jill and Ethel to help with the job.As you can imagine, things don t go quite so smoothly This novel reads like a movie script It s packed with action and situational humour The characters are all different and compliment each other very well I personally thought it was very refreshing and wonderful to read about women who are past their prime and who are so bold and adventurous There s nothing like desperation to push people to do things out of character.The humour is mostly provided by a very stupid, yet very determined, sergeant, who gets himself into all sort of troubles think Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther and The Genderme seies with Louis de Funes but in this case, the policeman is British So in conclusion, this was a very enjoyable, competently written novel perfectly suited for being made into a movie Think The Italian Job with a splash of The Pink Panther , but better, as the main characters are women in their sixties, with nothing to lose I ve received this novel via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to the publishers for the opportunity to read and review.


  4. Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic) Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic) says:

    Published 13 08 2015Author John NivenThis novel is about two women who have been friends since school and are now both turning sixty The women are slightly different as Susan seems to have it all, a gorgeous house, a long, steady and loving marriage to an accountant called Barry But Julie, on the other hand has not being dealt such a fortunate hand, she has put her bad past of failed relationships and also failed businesses behind her and is now glad to have found some stability in her life Published 13 08 2015Author John NivenThis novel is about two women who have been friends since school and are now both turning sixty The women are slightly different as Susan seems to have it all, a gorgeous house, a long, steady and loving marriage to an accountant called Barry But Julie, on the other hand has not being dealt such a fortunate hand, she has put her bad past of failed relationships and also failed businesses behind her and is now glad to have found some stability in her life when she moves into a council flat and starts working at an old people s home However everything gets flipped onto its head when Susan s husband Barry is found dead in what first appears to be a secret flat but is actually a sex dungeon Barry s secret second life all comes spilling out as we learn that the led a double life as a swinger and ran up a fortune in debts that the bank is now going to take from Susan The book shows a satirical view on friendship, ageing and the housing bubble The characters in this novel are described so well by the author that it feels like they are actually real people Everything thing that he writes about in the novel feels like it could happen, this adds a great depth to the novel as it makes it much easier to get along with and to be able to visualise the journey the two women are going on The characters are so easy to love, you get a real sense of what the author is wanting them to be like, they are two women who are helped along the journey with the help of a gangster called Nails and a wheelchair bound lady called Ethel The author adds a great touch of humour and wit to the novel This is the first book that I have read by this author and I will certainly be readingby him


  5. Becky Becky says:

    If Tom Sharpe had written The Hundred Year Old Man etc this is what I would imagine it would have been like This is a laugh out loud funny story of a bank robbery carried out by a selection of elderly Brits, and their time on the lamb in France Hilarious and touching at the same time The scenes with Detective Boscombe were particularly wonderful.


  6. Maryaninya Maryaninya says:

    The story is about 3 women who were broke enough to rob It was hilarious, fun and riveting I could not even out the book down I wonder why it doesn t have enough attention that it deserves.


  7. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Surprisingly loved this book I d never heard of this author before but the plot sounded interesting to say the least This book was really funny and quite relatable even though the majority of the characters were senior citizens I loved the crime aspect to the book, I kept thinking,Are they really gonna get away with robbing a bankIt kept me hooked throughout and there were lost of twists and turns and the outcome was relatively realistic I d say I really enjoyed this book and would rec Surprisingly loved this book I d never heard of this author before but the plot sounded interesting to say the least This book was really funny and quite relatable even though the majority of the characters were senior citizens I loved the crime aspect to the book, I kept thinking,Are they really gonna get away with robbing a bankIt kept me hooked throughout and there were lost of twists and turns and the outcome was relatively realistic I d say I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone after a light hearted read and wanting to try something different I am definitely interested in readingbooks by this author and I m very proud that the author is British and a very funny writer too, good job I received a free copy of this book as part of the Goodreads Giveaway but all views are my own


  8. Carol Switzer Carol Switzer says:

    This was a fast and fun read It was good to see a wide range of characters out of their routine in improbable situations also nice to see people typically too old and too young contributing equally.


  9. Kate Kate says:

    Funny, enjoyable and entertaining story Good for a light hearted, easy read and if you want something silly.


  10. Jane Connor Jane Connor says:

    Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning sixty They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school On the surface Susan has it all a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability living in a council flat and working in an old people s home Then Susan s world is ripped apart when Barry is found dead in a secret flat or rather, a Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning sixty They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school On the surface Susan has it all a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability living in a council flat and working in an old people s home Then Susan s world is ripped apart when Barry is found dead in a secret flat or rather, a sex dungeon It turns out Barry has been leading a double life as a swinger He s run up a fortune in debts and now the bank is going to take Susan s home.Until, under the influence of an octogenarian gangster named Nails, the women decide that, rather than let the bank take everything Susan has, they re going to take the bank With the help of Nails and the thrill crazy, wheelchair bound Ethel they pull off the daring robbery, but soon find that getting away with it is not so easy.The Sunshine Cruise Company is a sharp satire on friendship, ageing, the English middle classes and the housing bubble from one of Britain s sharpest and funniest writers.Until, under the influence of an octogenarian gangster named Nails, the women decide that, rather than let the bank take the house, they re going to take the bank With the help of several thrill crazy, wheelchair bound friends they pull off the daring robbery, but soon find that getting away with it is not so easy Setting off across Europe, the team pick up a teenage hitchhiker, get entangled with Interpol and the Russian Mafia, and discover that, far from winding down, their lives are only just beginning