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Paris Trance by Geoff Dyer
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Oct 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: british, fiction

Pure pleasure. I'm glad I've discovered Dyer's work. I wouldn't say that this is a masterpiece but what I like about Dyer is his range, his hedonism and his curiosity. He is a man of letters rather than a great artist-hero and I like that about him. I'm pretty sure I could read what he has to say about just about anything and it would be worth paying attention to. This novel has been described as a rave generation update of Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald, and that just about sums it up. It isn't as good as Tender is the Night but it is a beautiful, ecstatic and occasionaly laugh-out-loud-funny book that is well worth reading.
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