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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
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Like a reluctant cat manhandled towards a bath, I'd resisted reading this one. For some reason I thought it was going to a resolutely middle-brow read (what is a "resolutely middle-brow read"? Well, I leave you to pick the bones out of that)and it di...more
Stoner by John Edward Williams
" Been a lot of fuss about this book and now I can see why. The mood of stoicism and melancholy is set early and maintained brilliantly throughout, and there are sections, the relationship with his daughter, the brief love affair which are incredibl... " Read more of this review »
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The Complete Plays by Joe Orton
The Complete Plays
by Joe Orton
read in December, 2013
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Hard-boiled camp that's what Orton is dishing up here. Disturbing, disorientating, and downright drole. Let Mr Orton take you in hand and pull you off ... into his dark places. Strange young gentlemen with dubious pasts, misplaced cadavers, double en...more
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Miami and the Siege of Chicago by Norman Mailer
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Lionel Asbo by Martin Amis
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Never mind the state of England: what about the state of this novel? It's as if Amis has been truffling in his own literary bins: an off-cut of London Fields here, a cast-off from The Information there. It's supposedly Swiftian but comes over more li...more
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The Complete Plays by Joe Orton
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The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis
The Pregnant Widow
by Martin Amis
read in December, 2013
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Had handed out the broadest of wide berths to Amis's fiction ever since slogging long-sufferingly through his narrative dead-end Yellow Dog. Glad I've rebooted him: The Pregnant Widow finds him back to his best with this astonishing display of prose...more
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Edward VI by Chris Skidmore
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