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Alan Hollinghurst returns

And writing first person narrative again - at least he’s mixing it up.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 8, 2024 8:34 PM

Thanks, OP. Hollinghurst has returned three times in two now three books that I was unaware of. I'll give him a go again. There's much to like about his writing, yet I always find him over-promised and in need of a bossy editor. For me, none of his earlier books was ever what it easily could have been.

by Anonymousreply 1April 24, 2024 12:26 AM

I have enjoyed most of his books. I mean, I did struggle a bit with a few of them, but The Line of Beauty just grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go.

by Anonymousreply 2April 24, 2024 12:49 AM

The Line of Beauty was a quantum leap past of The Folding Star and The Spell. He’s been using the same episodic structure with leaps forward in time ever since. And it sounds like the new one must have the same structure. But it’s still nice to get another book from him.

by Anonymousreply 3April 26, 2024 7:58 PM

There’s a cover now.

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by Anonymousreply 4July 8, 2024 8:33 PM

And a newer interview here!

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by Anonymousreply 5July 8, 2024 8:34 PM
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