Any Human Heart

(Vintage International)

by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 27
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William Boyd’s masterful new novel tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, art dealer, spy—as he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century.
Wrote 3/2/19
Beautiful writing, but ultimately too cold and distant
I applaud the point of this book, which is to look at a life from its early optimism and grand expectations to the realization of mediocrity and failure to ultimate acceptance. My problems with these fictional diaries of Uruguayan-born and English-ra...Continua
Wrote 1/16/14
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Wrote 7/21/12

Very impressive, with some superb moments. Some fillers and some implausible occurrences, but an enjoyable, very readable book.


Wonderful book, great style (I loved the index at the end making it a feel like a real biography!) - and perfectly described as a life both ordinary and extraordinary.

If you saw any of the Masterpiece version of this, you owe it to yourself to get the full story.

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