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Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
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Jan 03, 2012

it was amazing
Read from January 03 to 07, 2012

The cocky narrator of "Under the Net" is precisely what antiheroes are made of. Roaming the streets of London like a vagabond (though money frequently touches his hands) & interacting with vile people, THIS is a perpetual ode to laziness, exactly the type of thing to spark my particular interest.

The story is organic, its flow envious: few writers can get away with such subtle themes and sensual undertow. It is eerie, weirdly and mysteriously symbolic. A more faithful rendition of London life had not crossed my eyes ever since "Mrs. Dalloway." This novel is a true treasure, its as delicious as revenge, as emblematic as Big Ben, and as readable and elegant a read as few books EVER are.
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