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Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
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Mar 23, 2012

it was amazing

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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