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The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
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Apr 15, 12

Read from April 04 to 15, 2012

I got off to a good start with these novels, dazzled as I was with St. Aubyn's masterful writing and overall brilliance, but by the time I got into "Bad News" the milk had curdled in my stomach and I was repulsed by the unrelenting darkness of his worldview. I persevered on through "Some Hope" and made it into "Mother's Milk" but I don't see any point in continuing any further. I can't help feeling that this author is, when you get right down to it, just another tiresome cynic and a bore. I gave it 3 stars for the terrific writing, but no, I didn't like it.

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