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Reen and growing as he stomps the wild Atlantic cliffs on long morbid walks tampering with the truth tangling with the imperious Camilla and telling a riotous taleBy the winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of The Finkler uesti. A guy gets off on sharing his wife with other men and this somehow ties into the fact that he is the reincarnation of Thomas Hardy and the Maruis De Sade Like most Jacobson I ve read it s smart and funny in generous measures with flashes of inspired brilliance such as one character s essay that argues that thermo nuclear time as perceived in extremity by any one of JG Ballard s isolated protagonists can be paralleled in Thomas Hardy by the minute accretions of the past that go to form and determine the present for all of his tragically modern and therefore entirely un free heroes pg 127Cover note I read the Black Swan paperback edition which features a hilarious cartoon sketch of Thomas Hardy in bondage gear holding a riding crop whilst seated astride a miserable faced bare breasted woman a caricature of Howard Jacobson can be seen peeking in the window First line Signs are even to my drugged eye that the village is finally coming out of winterLast line Once there I made for one of my most favorite vertiginous ledges where I sat awhile and peered down into the absurd fuss and ferment below me then choosing my current of air as craftily as if I were a kestrel I up ended Camilla s envelope and let the pages of what she thought of her husband hang and sway for a moment before floating down with a rocking motion into the opal and the sapphire of that wandering western sea

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Peeping Tom

Ous propulsion drives him out of Finchley and out of the life he shares with Sharon and her 'rampant marvellings' to Cornwall There he offends serious ramblers with his slip on snakeskin shoes fur coat and antagonism to all things g. Boring

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Barney Fugleman has two major preoccupations in life sex and literature He is obsessed by the life and work of a man hailed by many as a genius of the nineteenth century and by Barney as a 'prurient little Victorian ratbag'This curi. I thought I was a literary snob and felt that on the whole I read books with depth and feeling But this book has made me feel like a schoolchild who just can not move off the guided readers I wish I had read the book on my kindle as I honestly didn t know the definition of about 1 word in 10 I therefore struggled to understand paragraphs at a time which meant my reading experience was disjointed at bestThe book is proclaimed as the funniest book about sex ever written 50 shades had not been written at the time of publication My description would be nearer to the most convoluted book about Thomas Hardy with a bit about the Maruis De Sade woven round the edges finished off with a dollop of some strange sexual tendencies of our narrator I got to the end of the book with a feeling of sheer relief that it was over Most of the book felt like trudging up the side of a huge mountain shrouded in fog Occasionally you would hit a bit of decent plot line and it was like hitting a flat plain of land as the Sun shines out Over dramatic analogy Read the book and you will understand 2 stars And no doubt I will be classed as a literary heathen for my rating Devoted to Drew you would hit a bit of decent plot line and it was like hitting a flat plain of land as the Sun shines out Over dramatic analogy Read the book and


10 thoughts on “Peeping Tom

  1. says:

    I thought I was a literary snob and felt that on the whole I read books with depth and feeling But this book has made me feel like a schoolchild who just can not move off the guided readers I wish I had read the book on my kindle as I honestly didn't know the definition of about 1 word in 10 I therefore struggled to understand par

  2. says:

    Can I really be the only goodreads reader to have read this novel? Or is it that I'm just the first to bother to

  3. says:

    Howard is a clever chap Perhaps too clever for this simple reader I will finish reading this essay but I know already that it will not be added to my favourites list

  4. says:

    Does anyone remember the movie Blame it on Rio? This book has a ridiculous campy vibe like that movie It's fun but not very memorable

  5. says:

    Boring

  6. says:

    I was completely captivated by the beginning butsoon lost interest It took me the longest time to finish reading I often left the book lying there untouched for days Although the writing was fantastic the whole sto

  7. says:

    I didn’t find it funny

  8. says:

    A guy gets off on sharing his wife with other men and this somehow ties into the fact that he is the reincarnation of Thomas Hardy and the Maruis De Sade Like most Jacobson I've read it's smart and funny in generous measures with flashes of inspired brilliance such as one character's essay that argues that thermo nuclear time as perceived in extremity by any one of JG Ballard's isolated protagonists can be par

  9. says:

    Jewish angst and thomas Hardy what not to like?

  10. says:

    A must read for Thomas Hardy detesters amusing sexy fun

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