KINDLE ❆ Life in the West Author Brian W. Aldiss –

Life in the West Thomas C Squire, Founder Of The Society For Popular Aesthetics, One Time Secret Agent And Successful Hedonist Faces A Midlife Crisis That Undermines The Stability Of His Ancestral Home In Norfolk Following The Creation Of His TV Documentary Series, FRANKENSTEIN AMONG THE ARTS, Squire Attends A Conference Of Academics In Sicily There, Against A Background Of International Rivalry, He Becomes Involved With The Lovely If Calculating Selina And The Russian Vasily In Counterpoint To The Drama Of The Conference Runs The Story Of Squire S Private Life The Horrifying Circumstances Of His Father S Death His Many Affairs With Women And His Fifteen Month Separation From His Wife This Brilliant Novel, Sometimes Violent And Always Compassionate, Moves From England To Sicily, From Singapore To The Former Yugoslavia LIFE IN THE WEST Embodies The Best Characteristics Of Brian Aldiss S Writing Wit, Human Understanding, A Fine Turn Of Phrase And Consummate Storytelling.

KINDLE ❆ Life in the West  Author Brian W. Aldiss –
  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • Life in the West
  • Brian W. Aldiss
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 0881845701

    10 thoughts on “KINDLE ❆ Life in the West Author Brian W. Aldiss –

  1. says:

    Aldiss is, of course, better known for science fiction in fact, I ll wager that, for most people, he s only known as the author of the Helliconia trilogy, or that story Supertoys Last All Summer Long which inspired Kubrick Spielberg s A.I But he s what many people would consider a serious author, too In fact, it wouldn t be unfair to say that, at times, he s a bit too serious This is a novel of ideas More than that, it s a novel of ideas written in, and set in, the late 19...

  2. says:

    A bit of a letdown This was on a list of the 75 most well written books of the 20th century It is beautifully written with great detail and description However, the story was a bit exhaustive Would much rather recommend something by Somer...

  3. says:

    I started this and it began quite well but after reading some of the comments decided that it was a piece of history.Life is too short to finish it now,maybe later when nothing else is around

  4. says:

    Dull, dated and boring until the end I cannot care one inch about Tom Squire, despite his yoga and his Gurdjieff Will not pursue the other books in this quartet Wonder what Burgess saw in this.

  5. says:

    Book 1 of the Squire Quartet Straight fiction The main character seems to me to be totally clueless.

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