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Paul Sayer

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12+ verk 189 medlemmar 3 recensioner

Verk av Paul Sayer

The Comforts of Madness (1988) 134 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Howling at the Moon (1990) 23 exemplar, 1 recension
The Absolution Game (1992) 9 exemplar
The Storm Bringer (1995) 5 exemplar
The Good Child (1996) 5 exemplar
Men in Rage (1998) 3 exemplar
Like So Totally (2010) 1 exemplar

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The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 189 exemplar, 8 recensioner

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Födelsedag
1955-10-04
Kön
male
Nationalitet
United Kingdom
Land (för karta)
United Kingdom
Födelseort
South Milford, England, UK

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This winner of the 1988 Whitbread Prize is the story of Peter, a catatonic inmate of a mental institution. In an attempt to rehabilitate him, he is moved to another facility for some experimental treatment.

The entire novel is narrated by Peter. I think the author creates a believable interior monologue for Peter, and convincingly portrays the perceptions of a catatonic person. For that reason I enjoyed the book. However, while the book was thoroughly believable about what Peter's life is like in the present, it didn't successfully convey why and how Peter became the way he is, although much of the book relates his pre-catatonic life. I found this to be a weakness that hampered my enjoyment of the book.… (mer)
 
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arubabookwoman | 1 annan recension | Mar 31, 2012 |
Toenemende verwijdering tussen ee introvert echtpaar, ingeluid door de vrijwillig afgebroken zwangerschap van Susan.
Citaat: 'De vorige dag was Michael Crumlu's vrouw met een kort gesnoeid kapsel thuisgekomen. Susans volle donkere haar, eens een dik wild dier vn krullen en golven, lag getemd tegen haar slanke hals, de pony al even miniem als de vage scheiding waaraan je nog eningszins kon zien hoe het geweest was. Michael stelde zich de zachte plukken op de vloer van de kapper voor, de koele, goedkeurende glimlach van zijn vrouw, en haar felle, lichtbruine ogen in de spiegel.'… (mer)
 
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Baukis | Mar 2, 2010 |
Winner of the 1988 Whitbread Award, "The Comforts of Madness" is narrated by a catatonic who never speaks. To the rest of the world he is an inert body and is subjected to a variety of experiments, but his own consciousness is vital and reflective.
 
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antimuzak | 1 annan recension | Dec 10, 2005 |

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Verk
12
Även av
3
Medlemmar
189
Popularitet
#115,306
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
3
ISBN
20
Språk
3

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