If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century (21st Birthday Celebratory Edn)

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On a street in a town in the North of England, perfectly ordinary people are doing normal things - children play cricket, windows are painted, a couple argues, students pack up their belongings, and nameless people pass each other, interweaving yet n ...Continua
Ficie (also on...
Ha scritto il 26/05/11
Excessively poetic. The decision to reveal the "big incident" at the end of the book is counter-productive: at that point I had already figured out what was going to happen - and was actually expecting something more (an alien abduction, maybe?). It...Continua
floriana
Ha scritto il 28/01/10

a 'visual' book, the prose is not narrative, it's like watching the scene yourself, you can imagine the camera moving in and out the houses on the street. Loved it.

Lucie Jordanna
Ha scritto il 27/09/09

I loved the broken style it was written in.

TheRangeLoner
Ha scritto il 02/07/08
A Natural Progression of Stream of Consciousness
Jon McGregor has created a work which is Joyceian in style. Rather than focusing on one person in one day, like Ulysses, this is the tale of one event and several people. This brings a much more developed description of life, as it pinpoints every da...Continua
annemarie
Ha scritto il 22/09/06

It's been a while since I read this, but I remember being blown away. Good candidate for a re-read soon...


Serena
Ha scritto il Dec 04, 2009, 20:57
All the emails I get these days start with sorry but I've been so busy, and I don't understand how we can be so busy and then have nothing to say to each other.
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