Tim Connor Hits Trouble defies conventional genres.
It is funny, occasionally violent, intelligent,
controversial and full of sexual twists and turns.
We meet Tim Connor just as his marriage hits the rocks and as he is about to 'escape' to a new job in the
Social Science Department at Wash University.
Far from finding tranquillity, Tim 'hits trouble' in
Wash both personally and at work.
Now 'on the loose' he has several interesting and
'unusual' encounters with women. At work, Tim finds himself drawn into a conflict between an old rebel academic, Henry Jones, and the ambitious Head of
Faculty, Howard Swankie that culminates in a tense and dramatic climax.
Within the novel's lively narrative, characters argue,
sometimes angrily, over the direction of contemporary higher education - making this a relevant as well as a gripping and highly enjoyable novel.
|Publisher:||Clink Street Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I went out of my comfort zone to read this, while I read many genres I’m not sure how I would classify this. There is a mix of heavy academia jargon interspersed with lighter moments that raise a smile. I didn’t really find myself connecting with any of the characters to the extent of really caring what they achieved but anyone in the ‘education’ field may view that as a highlight. I did get a little absorbed when Tim and Erica planned a weekend away to Bognor Regis! I live close enough to appreciate the humour/sarcasm associated with the whole escapade and the surrounding places mentioned. I think that was my favourite part of the book. No doubt it is well written and flows nicely, just perhaps not quite my style of content but to others it will be a gem. Thanks very much to the author and Clink Street Publishing for the ARC.