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Absolute Beginners (Allison & Busby Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Colin MacInnes
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
published-1959, london, lifestyles-deathstyles, britain-england, winter-20132014, racism, radio-4, fradio, cults-societies-brotherhoods, music, recreational-drugs, art-forms, prostitution, gangsters, glbt, under-500-ratings, young-adult, casual-violence, period-piece, bullies Read from January 12 to...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 7 years ago
Published in 1959, "Absolute Beginners" is the sort of novel that became extremely popular in the UK without leaving many traces elsewhere.To this day, the book written by Colin MacInnes is perceived as a "modern classic" on the eastern shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Some critics compare the impact o...
target acquired
target acquired rated it 13 years ago
Absolute Beginners is remarkable - a dream of a novel. It is fast-paced, sweet-tempered, open-hearted, a golden book in many ways – a paean to youth, to a future brimming with possibility, to a present that is lived vibrantly and joyfully. It is also about selling out, junkies, prostitution, and rac...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 33 years ago
There may well have been some fabulous satire to this novel of teenagers and advertising and race riots, but I'm afraid that at this great remove what I recall is the movie soundtrack. Which is awesome.
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 33 years ago
There may well have been some fabulous satire to this novel of teenagers and advertising and race riots, but I'm afraid that at this great remove what I recall is the movie soundtrack. Which is awesome.
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