The Line of Beauty

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In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and C ...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/01/11

Very enjoyable. Loved the way it seemed to capture the mood of the period and the characters inhabiting the book seemed very natural. Wry humour contrasts with some poignant detail.

Ha scritto il 29/02/08

Winner of the Booker prize. I wanted a taste of good literature, and I got one. I should read novels more often.

Jenny Schecter
Ha scritto il 23/07/07
Creating likeable characters was not the main point. nick is a rather classical anti-hero, he has no charisma and he is opportunistic. All he does is passing through history , taking the best from his rich pals and skipping the damages some of them e...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/04/07
None of the characters are likable, it doesn't really try to drive home the satirical possibilities of the Thatcher era and it was only the quality of the writing that enabled me to persevere until the end. In the end a certain depth of understanding...Continua
s tsui
Ha scritto il 23/04/06
Beautiful prose and acute social observations. Reading through this novel, you'd really feel like living as a borderline socialite in the 1980s in the UK. However the book leave me with a sense of irrelevance - as if you've driven by a beautiful hous...Continua

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