Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
Use a recovering parser, grep the calibre source code for RECOVER_PARSER to see examples of its use.
Thanks Kovid, I just gave it a go but sadly it appears it's "recovery" can't recover this one
Perhaps I shall just "gracefully" handle the error with an error dialog and have to wait for Goodreads to pull finger and fix it their side. It has only occurred with one particular book so far but if it happens for one there are bound to be others.