The Juggler

The Juggler Mark did what people aren t supposed to do He left his home his job his wife his friends his seven month old baby everything He took with him only two things One was a flyer advertising a nightclu

  • Title: The Juggler
  • Author: Sebastian Beaumont
  • ISBN: 9781905802265
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mark did what people aren t supposed to do He left his home, his job, his wife, his friends, his seven month old baby everything He took with him only two things One was a flyer advertising a nightclub, with an address written on the back in spidery pencil The other was a small bag containing a large amount of cash But it is not so easy to start again Mark must findMark did what people aren t supposed to do He left his home, his job, his wife, his friends, his seven month old baby everything He took with him only two things One was a flyer advertising a nightclub, with an address written on the back in spidery pencil The other was a small bag containing a large amount of cash But it is not so easy to start again Mark must find his way in a new town where no one will talk about their past, and where cell phones don t work He soon discovers that this is not all that s strange about this nameless town Friendships turn into a web of deceit and motives are always suspect Mark s journey, both physical and metaphysical, takes him through layers of reality and toward refuge of an unexpected kind.

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    1. The Juggler left me absolutely gutted. Beamont’s previous book, Thirteen, was so suspenseful and intriguing, filled with unanswered questions and gorgeous enigma.The Juggler was rubbish.Mark is handed a case of £40,000 and celebrates by leaving his wife and baby and travelling to an ambiguous place he ambiguously heard of from an ambiguous stranger in a comedy club. As you do. The self-same comedian turns out to be running a hostel there and he sticks around.Beaumont is trying to rekindle the [...]

    2. I finished [B:]The Juggler[/B:] by S. Beaumont; this a "leftover" from 2009, one of the books I really had great expectations for (after the author's Thirteen) but somehow did not click with me on arrival (bought it on publication in early 09); it is about a young man who feels trapped in his job, family so when at a bar a comedian brings up his problems out of the blue and gives him directions for a seaside town and then a stranger puts a 40000 pound bag in his hands with a cryptic message, the [...]

    3. Enjoyable yet slightly odd. It has many similarities to the authors previous book "Thirteen", in that the main protagonist (Mark) finds himself in a strange situation and the plot takes several surreal turns, and an ending that is very ambiguous. Although the reasons why Mark suddenly ups and leaves his family at the beginning are a little too far fetched, I loved the initial encounters in the nameless town where he ends up. The surreal and offbeat nature of the plot lend extra weight to the inc [...]

    4. Not quite sure what to make of this book. It reminds me a little of The Alchemist or Pilgrims Progress in that we have a man who has to make a journey and face many hardships along the way to grow into who he is meant to be. Found it a little disjointed in places but I finished it so it must have held my interest somewhat. Would I recommend it? The verdict is still out on that one!

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