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by Alan Hollinghurst
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Here are the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin Woodfield, an architect in his late forties trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his young lover.
Alan James Hollinghurst FRSL (born 26 May 1954) is an English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1989 Somerset Maugham Award, the 1994 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 2004 Booker Prize. Hollinghurst was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, the only child of James Hollinghurst, a bank manager who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and his wife, Elizabeth. He attended Canford School in Dorset.
I, too, love Alan Hollinghurst, but I cannot pretend this book is anything but awful
I, too, love Alan Hollinghurst, but I cannot pretend this book is anything but awful. The storyline (in as much as there is one) concerns a father and son, both gay, and their lovers (present and former, which include some overlap). However, what should be a fizzy soap opera is merely banal and depressing. The novel seems rudderless – not This book, which has been much-praised, goes to show that if your standing in the literary world is elevated enough, you can get away with writing a shit novel.
Alan Hollinghurst The Spell 1998ONE He wondered if the boy had lost the way. They had started out on a driven track half-covered with small noisy stones; but it faded, was found again for half a mile, where it followed the rim of a dry wash, and then died away among the windswept contours and little dusty bushes of the desert. The pick-up roared on across long inclines of grey dirt. The boy kept his foot down and stared straight ah.
Alex gave a slow frowning nod of agreement and when Danny laughed slid a smile at him and held his eye for a second. Some of us do, he said. Some of us do, he said ntact and then took in Robin’s steady gaze across the table, the turned-down smile that said that he usually indulged him but tonight might side with the others. I’m an angel when I’m drunk, said Justin.
Alan Hollinghurst's masterly novel takes us through several generations . The 1995 Booker Prize finalist finally back in print.
Alan Hollinghurst's masterly novel takes us through several generations and across key periods of uncertainty and change in British society. The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late forties, who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's 22 year old son Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's.
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The Spell is Hollinghurst’s most polished and entertaining novel to date. Here he marries Jane Austen’s delicious social asperity with a sly eroticism in a story as romantic and surprising as anything he has written
Author: Alan Hollinghurst. The Spell is Hollinghurst’s most polished and entertaining novel to date. Here he marries Jane Austen’s delicious social asperity with a sly eroticism in a story as romantic and surprising as anything he has written. Set in London and the idyllic countryside, the narrative tracks the interlocking passions of four men. As each character falls successively under the spell of love or drugs, country living or urban glamour, The Spell unfurls into a richly witty picture of modern gay lif. nd of all human affairs of the heart.