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Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
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Mar 23, 12


Widely regarded as Burgess's most accomplished novel, and it's easy to see why. The narrative voice, from that famous first line onwards, keeps you occupied with a rich mixture of longing, moral confusion and bitchiness. In the meantime, Burgess gradually unfurls a tapestry of the 20th century, all the while edging things closer to his big moral question: can good ever come of evil? Top of his game: an utter pleasure.
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