Deaf Sentence

A Novel

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A witty, tender novel about the travails of old middle age, from a Booker finalist

Desmond Bates is a recently retired linguistics professor vexed by his encroaching deafness and at loose ends in his personal life. Without the purposefu
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Antonio Ippolito
Ha scritto il 29/10/15
An autumnal David Lodge,
quite distant from the sparkling, funnily malicious plots of Changing Places and Small World. The main character is as usual a professor of Humanities (not Philip Swallow), but now retired and overshadowed by a second wife whose entrepreneurial caree...Continua
Bambu
Ha scritto il 30/08/15
Non il Lodge che mi aspettavo
Credevo di farmi belle risate, come con la Trilogia. Invece mi sono trovata a sorridere a tratti, ma a riflettere molto di piu. Tutto il libro e' una riflessione non troppo spensierata sulla vita, gli affetti e la sordita'/morte (molto si gioca sugli...Continua
bonaccia
Ha scritto il 21/12/09
Very nice, intelligent, funny at times, and deeply sorrowful at others. Lodge is reusing many themes of his previous novels, however: Ageing, marriage, the relationship with the father. They are very well developed, and some of the passages concernin...Continua
fughetta
Ha scritto il 12/12/09

Funny, but definitely not exhilarating. A good reading about deaf and death very often paired.

Loredana
Ha scritto il 28/07/09
SPOILER ALERT
Very good, but not "seriously funny"
I start with a question: why on earth on the cover is written "gloriously funny", "many laugh-out-loud moment" and so on?It is not a funny book. There are nice dialogs, I smiled on occasions, but the lasting feeling is that of an uncomfortable book....Continua

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