A Dead Man in Deptford

by | Publisher: Vintage
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Set in Elizabethan England, Burgess's first novel for four years centres on the life of Christopher Marlowe, who was killed in suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford 400 years ago. It portrays a theatre genius riven by sexual and poli ...Continua
Wrote 5/10/08
What a waste

The writing in this one is nearly as bad as Nothing Like the Sun. Avoid it if you can.

I love Marlowe's tragedies, his larger-than-life personality, his perplexing story. Apparently, Burgess did too, and wrote a charming book in a rich, spell-binding language. Kit comes very much alive, very much infuriating and very much endearing. Bu...Continua

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