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This is where the novel has a nervous breakdown. Anna Noon is a twenty-year-old student with a taste for perverse sex involving an enigmatic older man and a ventriloquist's dummy. Anna lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and her sex life revolves around the ancient stone circles in the region. The sublime grandeur of the stones provides a backdrop against which Anna is able to ac
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Published 2004 by АСТ (first published January 1st 2002)
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David Katzman
Nov 14, 2013 David Katzman rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Freaks, weirdos and those who like to be challenged
Brief but trenchant literary and cultural critiques of obscure books. Detailed travelogues of prehistoric stone circles in Northern Scotland. And Penthouse Forum pornography. Yes, that rather sums up this surprisingly funny avant-garde novel.

I’ve read one other book by Stewart Home, Come Before Christ and Murder Love, which is a favorite of mine. This was not quite as enjoyable, but it still got my rocks off. So to speak. I guess I like being challenged (and moderately tortured.) Home seems to b
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Jessie
This book is fucking stupid. It's not so much a story as it is a paragraph of weird sex and then four paragraphs about what this old guy thinks about various books.

Fucking stupid waste of time.
McKenzie Wark
This was the first book by Home that I read, and I thought: finally! Finally someone gets it. An author who gets what modernism did to literature, but is not being all high falutin' about it. This book is sophisticated but it wears it lightly. Its both conceptual and a fun read. The language is not the 'fine writing' so favored by so called 'literary fiction' (ie middle brow trash). And there's some great stuff on stone circles (probably from tour guides) and modern literature (you could draw up ...more
Christopher Nosnibor
Home's more recent novels, from 69 Things to Do With a Dead Princess (2002), Down and Out in Shoreditch and Hoxton (2004), Tainted Love (2005), Memphis Underground (2007) and Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie (2010) demonstrate a shift away from the pulp style toward a more overtly experimental style, often referencing and even “reviewing” books both within the narrative and dialogue. However, his continued use of references and intertextuality means that his work can be viewed as a thematically-li ...more
Stephanie Dickinson
Stewart Home is the best kind of feminist. This book is written fantastically from the view of a female protagonist, as she goes through the many wonderful ups and downs of art student cliche-but-true-so-important life.

The analysis of key texts within the book is spot on, looking at them from a perspective of knowing their redundancy and pointing to a direction of better inquiry.

A must-read for anyone interested in art and powerful women.
Amy-louise
I first fell into this when my ex had it in his collection, he was a Englist lit student (if that counts for anything), I read it and apart from imagining him tossing one out into the toilet bowl over it and feelingly slightly jealous/sexy I suddenly started to feel stirings in my tummy that I had never felt before!
About a year later when i kicked his compulsive lying cunting ass out its the only thing of his i kept as i found it great when I fancied a cheeky wank! If anything it bought me plea
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Tess
too many references to pulp fiction get in the way of this book actually BEING pulp fiction, which is what I percieve as the author's intentions. Sexual creativity becomes the driving force in this somewhat pointless novel about a man too specifically pathetic to NOT be the author himself...
skim the pages...
Stewart Home
Dec 30, 2011 Stewart Home rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
There is more about this novel here: http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/boo...

And a look at some of the more mindless reactions to it on Goodreads here: http://stewarthomesociety.org/blog/ar...
Chus Martinez
Jul 24, 2007 Chus Martinez rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
there is a lot in here about recumbent stone circles, sex with ventriloquist dummies and other books - without doubt the greatest anti-novel written in the English language.
J.C.
believe me when I say that stewart home needs to learn how women think if he's going to make his protaganist a woman.
Benny
Nov 28, 2014 Benny rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all freemen of good will
a gem of a text. all the (view spoiler) who couldn't finish this book or didn't like it obviously ignored the (view spoiler). One must (view spoiler) with the book (view spoiler) one's (view spoiler) (a la (view spoiler)) if it is to have any effect. (view spoiler) my (view spoiler) in ju ...more
Rebecca
Meh. Felt contrived and pretentious to me, or perhaps I'm not high-brow enough to appreciate it.
Yvonne
Ummmm......quite a bizarre book. Not for the faint hearted prudes!
Lyndsay
While in High school, my best friend was required to read a book by a british author. This is the one she chose. She couldn't bear having been the only one to read this so she gave it to me to read.

Since then I hate her. No not really, but i take her recomendations and file them in the circular filing cabinet.

JUST WEIRD.
maybe b/c my memory of this book was tainted of that from the teenager me who should not have been reading this.
Ian Mapp
Utter waste of time.

Concerns a female student who meets an older guy... who has a venqruilists dummy (that sometimes is a projection of the student) who go around having increasingly perverse sex on the stone circles of Scotland.

Lots of literary references that mean nothing to me, as i haven't read the originals, apart from Cocaine Nights by JG Ballard and one other book that I forget.

Just like I will forget this one.
portia
Weird and provocative. This book can't decide whether it wants to be erotica or the ramblings of an English major on crystal meth. "Postmodern" is a word I have trouble defining except, like porn, in an I-know-it-when-I-see-it sense--and this book is definitely postmodern. I think many of the literary references went over my head; if you're better read than me, perhaps you will enjoy it more, or enjoy being dismissive of it.
c.vance
very few men can write from a woman's point of view.
very few men can write from a woman's point of view this poorly--- especially the first-person recollections of sex. after the narration of her "meat curtains" and his "fuck stick" i was done. inane nonsense with regurgitated lit theory to try to make it seem like legitimate fiction instead of another smut book.
Sam
This is a post-modern novel, or a modern post-novel. The dead princess of the title represents literature, we’re told in an afternote. It’s also Princess Diana, whose corpse was dragged through prehistoric sites in Scotland for the purpose of sinister rituals, according to a book-within-this-book, also called '69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess'.
Jeraldine Rhodes
Finite. In all, I'd recommend it. Not because about 1/3 of it is pornography, but this is an interesting conspiracy theory ridden, inventive literary ride through Scotland and stone circles and philosophical arguments, although I wished Alan's arguments and opinions were more elaborate. It was surprisingly funny at times.
Grim-Anal King
An odd concoction of literary criticism, stone circles and filthy sex. If I were under the impression that it was intended as a joke I would contend that this is a masterpiece but alas I don't think that to be the case. The twist made me groan.
Iona
This was weird. I only gave it three stars rather than four or five because I think I probably just didn't understand it that much. I think my flat will one day look a lot like Alan's. The mountains of books I mean, not the weird doll.
Andrea
again, haven't read it. the author friended me on myspace and so i got a couple of his books but couldn't make myself read them. i'm not sure why.

if you want it, email me & i'll mail it to you.
Tina
The sex is about as repetitive as the literary criticism that rolls through each page. I found it contrived rather than subversive. And to clarify: stupid, stupid book.
Alberta
disappointing... the writing seemed too rote... like he was anxious to get everything down but he didn't care how he said it.
tant pis
Yvonne Ferguson
disgusting! I like the bits about the stone circles, the literary discussion is way above my head....why do I still own this book????
Virginia
this is by far the most out there, oddball novel i have ever encountered. super sexual with tons of literary references.
Jennifer
I feel like deconstructing this book would be playing into the author's hands.
Nate D
Jun 07, 2011 Nate D marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nate D by: goodreads murmuring
Hilariously, at time of adding, this is the 69th book in my to-read queue.
Julie
This book should be at least a cult classic.
Shota Gagarin
weird thing to follow till you get the metaphor
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Stewart Home (born 1963) is an English writer, satirist and artist. He is best known for novels such as the non-narrative "69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess" (2002), his re-imagining of the 1960s in "Tainted Love" (2005), and more recent books such as "Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane" (2013) that use pulp and avant-garde tropes to parody conventional literature. His unusual approach to writing i ...more
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