Seymour Tapes

Dr Alex Seymour seems to have it all with a solid marriage of twenty years, two teenage children, a new baby and an unblemished career as a London GP, his life seems perfect but then a simple trip to the local supermarket changes things irrevocably As he witnesses a shoplifter foiled by a combination of the owner s beady eye and the surveillance camera under the countDr Alex Seymour seems to have it all with a solid marriage of twenty years, two teenage children, a new baby and an unblemished career as a London GP, his life seems perfect but then a simple trip to the local supermarket changes things irrevocably As he witnesses a shoplifter foiled by a combination of the owner s beady eye and the surveillance camera under the counter, Alex Seymour starts thinking about the reality and the fragility of his own seemingly perfect domestic situation, and what he does not see With a son he suspects is stealing, a daughter whose first boyfriend may be going too far, and a wife he thinks is being unfaithful, Alex needs something to help him find out the truth and put him back in control Enter Sherry Thomas, the mysterious Managing Director of Cyclops, a surveillance shop, and the catalyst for Alex Seymour s descent into a world ruled by cameras, tapes, lies and deceit, with devastating consequences A gripping story of suspense that mirrors modern preoccupations with surveillance, tabloid voyeurism and morality.
Seymour Tapes Dr Alex Seymour seems to have it all with a solid marriage of twenty years two teenage children a new baby and an unblemished career as a London GP his life seems perfect but then a simple trip to

  • Title: Seymour Tapes
  • Author: Tim Lott
  • ISBN: 9780670912704
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Seymour Tapes”

    1. Like many of us, Dr. Seymour is not very secure in his world. Does his wife really love him? Is she having an affair? Is his daughter crossing sexual boundaries with her boyfriend? Is his son stealing from the family? Well, unlike most of us Dr. Seymour does something positive about his concerns. He goes and visits the cool-as-ice Miss Sherry Thomas at 'Cyclops' - her security camera shop - and gets kitted out to secretly spy on his family at home.Joy and happiness. A good dose of voyeurism and [...]

    2. 2006 bookcrossing journal:This is a clever little book. I won it on an online competition on Penguin Books. Had never heard of it before I started reading, but I really enjoyed it. Very addictive.The basis of the book is that the author is writing up an account of a period in the Seymour family's life based upon interviews with the wife and children, and the 'Seymour Tapes'. These tapes were recorded by the father. After seeing a local corner shop catch a shoplifter through security tapes, he "s [...]

    3. Wooow que libro más bueeeno!Tiene una trama interesante, como el voyeurismo, tema que yo nunca antes había leído, la inserción de la tecnología en nuestro diario vivir y del ultrajado, ya, derecho a la privacidad.En la historia, Tim Lott (Autor y personaje) acepta la petición de la viuda Samantha Seymour, para escribir e investigar la muerte de su marido, el doctor Alex Seymour.Alex había conocido a Sherry Thomas, una vendedora de artefactos de vigilancia, cámaras, micrófonos, sensores, [...]

    4. This is real return to form and a modern classic. The sort of book that you wish you knew other people who had read it, apart from the bitch of a wife that you have who you are no talking to at the moment.The book concerns a simple, middle class family. The father (Alex) is a doctor, the mother (Sam) is in PR and they have two teenage kids and a newborn baby.Despite outward appearances, the family is in meltdown. There are financial problems, Sam is maybe having an affair with a neighbour, the d [...]

    5. "Dr Alex Seymour seems to have it all - with a solid marriage of twenty years, two teenage children, a new baby and an unblemished career as a London GP, his life seems perfect - but then a simple trip to the local supermarket changes things irrevocably. As he witnesses a shoplifter foiled by a combination of the owner's beady eye and the surveillance camera under the counter, Alex Seymour starts thinking about the reality and the fragility of his own seemingly perfect domestic situation, and wh [...]

    6. Una muy buena novela que apela a ese lado de 'vouyeour' que todos tenemos. Precisamente ese es el tema central de una historia, profundamente absorbente, que se plantea por el escritor como la ficticia investigación de un caso real en el que él es cronista oficial. Un thriller social en el que las cosas no son exactamente lo que parecen, por más que sean narradas a través de las imágenes de diversas cintas de vídeo, y que no deja indiferente. A tal punto que tengo que decir que hacía much [...]

    7. The reviews on the cover of this book remark on how 'funny' this novel is. Did they actually read it? This book is sad, it's about manipulation of emotions, the degradation of a family, the loss of trust in ones own feelings and mostly madness, nothing funny about that. Despite this I found the way he wrote the book refreshing. It's in the form of taped interviews which are transcribed for us to read. The premise of the novel is: when is voyeurism or the use of cameras in everyday surveillance t [...]

    8. The subject matter - surveillance: who does it, why, the effect on those watched as well as those watching - is fascinating, but I just didn't care much about the main characters. The violent and very sudden incident depicted towards the end detracted from the psychological drama and was superfluous, but the book is nonetheless thought-provoking

    9. NTNU ENG2303 Literature and Nation, Spring 2014Not a book I would have picked up if it wasn't on the reading list for one of my English literature-classes, but a VERY interesting read! Makes one think about the surveillance society we're really living in today.

    10. An intriguing and thrilling look at privacy, the family and CCTV in today's modern "reality-TV obsessed" society. I would highly recommend this book as its a good story too!

    11. I really enjoyed this. It's a great story, well told, in an interesting format and with an unexpected ending.

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