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The Line of Beauty


A huge critical success on first publication in 2004, the novel went on to win that year's Man Booker Prize. It was adapted for television and ... Show synopsis

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Henry James with sex

by apollo on Oct 4, 2011

"Jamesian" is to me a term of disparagement--wordy and displaying how to write and to say very little in the process. But this book does say something--lessons in how to be a loser. (Wouldn't it be nice if a novel told you how to be a winner?) AIDS, of course, figures heavily in it--if you want drama ... More


language as art

by bud19 on Sep 18, 2008

if you have never read alan hollinghurst, prepare yourself for a display of the english language as few can ever hope to accomplish. soaring prose...language as art. having read all four of his major works, i was not disappointed by "the line of beauty". the only let-down was moving on to my next book ... More

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