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The Unnamed

By: Joshua Ferris
Narrated by: Joshua Ferris
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Summary

Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, ageing with the grace of a matinée idol. He loves his work. He loves his family. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out on all of it. He cannot stop walking.

And, as his body propels him relentlessly forward, deep into the unfamiliar outer reaches of the city, he begins to realise he is moving further and further from his old self, seemingly unable to turn back and retrieve what he has lost.

In his extraordinary novel, Joshua Ferris delineates with great tenderness the devastating story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is torn away without explanation or warning.

©2010 Joshua Ferris (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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I found this a hard one. If you can empathise with the character then you get drawn into his world but it's a struggle. I thought it was a bit wierd and a bit dull but a rather interesting idea at the same time. Not a patch on 'And Then We Came To The End' but good to see his diversity I guess.

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  • 08-10-12

Effects of an incurable non -lethal ailment .

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes.
A well imagined exploration of illness and its effects on the person ,his work, and those around him.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joshua Ferris again?

Yes

What aspect of Joshua Ferris’s performance would you have changed?

NONE

Did The Unnamed inspire you to do anything?

to have more sympathy for those with diseases that cannot be diagnosed or explained as often these sufferers are thought to have a "psychological" condition.