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"“That the purport of [Lethem’s] themes don’t go much beyond surface satire is in its favour, as we aren’t subjected to...the tedium the exploration of “ideas” in fiction usually entails.” A limiting view of innovation/exploration/new ways of seeing the old. The ‘novel of ideas’ de-emphasises character (let alone plot), which Green acknowledges as motive for writers attempting to push the envelope." May 16, 2015 08:26PM

 
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"Nicolas Tredell: If the surname, rhyming with Astair and debonair, seems to suggest an assured performer, it is also a homophone of 'dare'...these elements are active in Adair's novels...he is the postmodernist par excellence, the maestro of style" May 09, 2015 02:24AM

 
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"It was impossible not to get on with Jim, Ted would say, he was so affadaptable, and euphoric to the point, sometimes, of imbecility, perhaps as a result of graduating in Business English and Human Relations in a School of Management run on American lines." Apr 25, 2014 06:07AM

 

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